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Community Alert Issued Following Robbery of Mass Art Student

On September 16, a community alert was posted on the Emmanuel Portal informing students of an alleged robbery of a Mass Art student’s purse occurring at a local pizzeria. According to the announcement, this is not the first recent incident of its kind; “two local hospitals have reported similar descriptions with purse snatching crimes recently.”

The suspects seen by the Mass Art student have been described as a “teen aged male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a female wearing a red hooded sweatshirt,” according to the Portal announcement.

The incident has been reported to the Boston Police.


  • Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.
  • Avoid walking alone late at night. When possible, walk with friends and people you know.
  • 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.
  • Before going out, call ahead to let friends or family know you’re on the way. Designate a time you expect to arrive, so that in the event you fail to show up on time, they’ll know enough to begin looking for you.
  • Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts and know that anyone can be a victim of crime.
  • Program the number for Campus Safety in your phone 617 735-9710 and Boston Police 911.

Please contact Campus Safety with any questions regarding this matter or any other Public Safety issue.

Posted by on September 16, 2016. 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.