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On April 27, 2012 the Tufts University Police received a call regarding an incident that occurred immediately adjacent to campus, on Capen Street, which runs off of Winthrop Street in Medford, Ma.

The victim reported at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 27, 2012, he was walking on Capen Street when a person came up behind him, placed his arm around the victims neck area, the suspect stated “give me your wallet or I will stab you”, the suspect reached into the victims back pocket and took his wallet. The suspect fled on foot down Capen Street toward Winthrop Street, got into a dark colored sedan and proceeded on Capen Street toward Winthrop Street. The victim did not know which direction the vehicle turned on Winthrop Street. The victim did not see a weapon and was not injured during the robbery. The victim notified Medford Police, and then notified Tufts Police after arriving at home. A search of the area by Medford Police proved negative.

The victim described the suspect as follows:

a light skinned male , approximately 5’ 6” – 5’ 10” tall


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