The following message was sent today by Tufts Medical Center Department of Public Safety to the medical center community. As it concerns an area also traveled by university members, we’re sharing the message with you.
To: Tufts MC All Employees
Subject: Public Safety Advisory
We want everyone to remain safe, whether at work or elsewhere in your daily lives. To that end, we want you to be aware of an unarmed robbery which occurred Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. at the Silver Line bus stop outside the main Medical Center entrance. As a woman exited the bus, a young male who had been sitting by the bus stop approached her and ripped a gold chain from the victim’s neck. The subject then fled across Washington Street and up through the plaza. MBTA Police responded but the suspect was not located. As always, be aware of your surroundings, and report any suspicious activity or persons to Public Safety inside the hospital or police outside the hospital. In case of an emergency within the hospital call 6-5100. In the surrounding streets call 911.
In addition to the guidance provided by Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University Police Department recommends the following precautions:
• Report any suspicious person(s) or circumstances to the Tufts Police immediately at 617-636-6911 from off-campus or a cell phone or 911 for local police. From a campus phone x66911.
• Utilize the GoSafe service by calling Tufts Police at (617) 636-6610 from off-campus or cell phone. From a campus phone x66610.
• Program the Tufts Police emergency number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).
• If you have any information on the above incident, please contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at 617-636-6610 from off-campus or a cell phone. From a campus phone x66610.