At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 28, 2017, Tufts Police were informed of an incident that occurred in Evans Way Park.The incident involved 2 non-Tufts affiliates. The victims were assaulted and one of the victims was robbed of their back pack.
The victims described the suspects as follows: 5 African American males. The victims stated the suspects fled toward Ward Street. Boston Police along with MassArt Police and Wentworth Police conducted a search of the area with negative results.
While victims of crimes are never to blame for criminal activity, TUPD recommends the following risk reduction and safety precautions:
Remain alert and observant of the people around you.
If you think someone is following you, move quickly toward an open store or restaurant. Don’t be afraid to call out for help.
Stick to well-lit and well-travelled routes and walk with friends whenever possible.
Utilize the SafeRide service. Members of the Boston SMFA campus can dial Tufts Police at (617) 627-3030.
Program the Tufts Police number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency (617-627-6911).
Report any suspicious persons or circumstances to Tufts Police immediately at 617-627-6911 or dial 911 for off campus emergencies.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Boston 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 as soon as possible at 617-627-3030 from off-campus or a cell phone. From the Boston Health Sciences or Medford/Somerville campus phone dial X-66610.