Dear Tufts Community,
Over the last several weeks, there has been an increase in reported robberies and larcenies in the immediate area of the Tufts University Health Sciences campus, some of which have involved cell phones being snatched from victims. The incidents have occurred in the afternoon/early evening and early morning hours in the areas around Washington Street, Kneeland Street, Harrison Avenue and Oak Street. In some of the incidents, the suspects were apprehended, but we need your help in keeping you safe.
A victim is never to blame for criminal activity, and we want people to be safe while on the Health Sciences campus or at Tufts Medical Center. We encourage you to use the following risk reduction and safety precautions:
Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to call Boston Police detectives directly at (617) 343-4248. Community members wanting to assist in the investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463) or you can contact the Tufts Police at 617-636-6610 from off-campus or a cell phone. From a Health Sciences or Medford/Somerville campus phone, dial X-66610.