On May 14, 2014 at approximately 11:30 a.m. during a patrol of campus, Tufts Police learned from the Boston Police that a non-Tufts affiliated woman was the victim of an attempted unarmed robbery on Kneeland Street at Harrison Avenue in Boston. The victim stated that she was exiting the Santander Bank on Kneeland Street when she was approach by a person she described as an Asian male who approached her after exiting a black SUV and attempted to take her purse. The suspect was unable to take her purse and then entered the vehicle and fled down Harrison Avenue toward the South End. Witnesses were able to get the license plate number of the vehicle. Boston Police did an extensive search with negative results. Boston Police were able to identify the suspect vehicle and are in the process of attempting to identify the operator and the suspect involved in this incident.
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