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On Wednesday March 16, the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) learned from the Medford Police Department that Medford Police responded to an unarmed robbery on Hillsdale Road at approximately 8:15 p.m.  

The victim, a Tufts student, reported that two males followed him and stopped him outside his residence. The males demanded the victim’s backpack and removed a MacBook Air laptop and an iPhone 6. The victim was not physically injured. Medford Police conducted a search of the area with negative results.

The victim described the suspects as Black males, one approximately  6 feet 2 inches tall and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, and the other approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, also wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.


While those who commit such crimes are fully responsible for those acts, TUPD recommends the following risk reduction and safety precautions:

* Remain alert and observe people around you.

* Report any suspicious persons or circumstances to Tufts Police immediately at x66911 (617-627-6911 from off-campus or a cell phone) or dial 911 for the local police.

* Utilize the SafeRide service by calling Tufts Police at x73030 (617-627-3030 from off-campus or cell phone).

Program the Tufts Police number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).

If you have information regarding the above incident, please contact Medford Police at 781-395-1212 or TUPD at x73030 from any on-campus phone or by calling 617-627-3030 from off-campus or when using a cell phone.