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BPD Responded to A Robbery on Park Drive

According to a Community Alert on the Portal, a woman was walking near 137 Park Drive at about 2:20 a.m. on October 25 when someone came up behind her with a knife and robbed her.

The Boston Police received a call from the victim soon after. The perpetrator had fled the scene, but BPD was able to chase down and arrest the individual.

In response to this incident Campus Safety suggests:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.
  • When parking, walking or returning to your car, travel in well-lit and populated areas.
  • Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
  • Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
  • Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
  • Keep a whistle within reach. If threatened, use the whistle to signal residents for help. Yelling “Fire!” “Help!”  are ways of drawing attention and alerting people of your situation.
  • Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
  • Carry a cell phone and call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on the way. Make sure you’re expected at a certain time, so in the event you fail to show up, those expecting you will know enough to begin looking for you.
  • Walk with confidence. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. Anyone at anytime can be a victim of crime so never assume, “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.
  • If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk towards an open store, restaurant or residence.

Heather Alterisio ’17 is a Staff Writer for the Hub. She can be contacted at alterisioh@emmanuel.edu or on Twitter @HeathAlt.

Posted by on October 26, 2015. Filed under Around the Hub,Breaking News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.