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On June 10, 2019, at 10:20 PM, Tufts University Police Department responded to 171 Harrison Ave, Boston, to assist the Boston Police Department who were on scene investigating an attempted robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Two victims were in front of 171 Harrison Ave when two suspects approached them. One suspect attempted to steal a handbag from one of the victims and a struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the second victim was injured, in an attempt to stop the robbery.  No property was taken. The suspects fled in a white Chevy on Harrison Ave towards Nassau Street.

The victims could only describe the suspects as black males.

The victims, who were not Tufts affiliates, were transported to the hospital.

The Boston and Tufts University Police were unable to locate the suspects.

Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should contact the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at 617-636-6610 or the Boston Police Department (BPD) at 617-343-4240.

While those who commit such crimes are fully responsible for those acts, TUPD would like to remind all to:

  • Be alert to your surroundings, reporting suspicious persons or circumstances to the Tufts Police immediately at x66911 or 617-636-6911 from a cell phone, or call 911 for off campus incidents.
  • Trust your instincts, if someone seems suspicious, avoid them.
  • Stick to well-lit and well-travelled routes and walk with friends whenever possible.
  • Utilize the SafeRide service by calling Tufts Police at 617-636-6610.

Program the Tufts Police phone number into your cell phone so you will be prepared in an emergency – 617-636-6911.