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On Wednesday, January 23, at about 1:15 p.m., Tufts University Police received a call from a student victim living in private housing adjacent to campus on Boston Avenue in Medford. The student reported interrupting a burglary of the house that the student lives in, with the suspect inside the house as the victim entered. The victim reported that the suspect fled the house through a rear door, causing damage to the door. A subsequent investigation revealed that the suspect entered the house through a broken window.

The student described the suspect as a black male, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie, jeans and work boots.

This incident is under investigation by Medford police Department.


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If you have any information on the above incident, please contact the Tufts Police as soon as possible at X73030 (617-627-3030 from off-campus or a cell phone).