On Monday, Nov. 12, three graduate students were the victims of two separate armed robberies. The first robbery occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. opposite 16 Holden St., when the suspect approached two students from behind and demanded their wallets. Although no weapon was produced, the suspect made a gesture to his pocket, along with threatening statements, as he demanded their wallets. The victims handed over their wallets and the suspect fled toward Kirkland Street. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet tall, about 25 years of age or younger, with a round face, close-cropped hair (possibly a crew cut), and was wearing a dark jacket and a dark-colored cap.
The second robbery occurred at approximately 2 a.m. in the lot behind Perkins Hall. The suspect, who alleged he had a gun, approached the victim and demanded money. The victim relinquished $20 and the suspect fled the lot toward Oxford Street. The suspect in this incident is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky build, blond hair, and was wearing a dark-blue hooded sweatshirt with a Gap logo on the front, and baggy blue pants.
The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) and Cambridge Police conducted a thorough check of the area after each incident with negative results.
If you have any information regarding either of these incidents, please contact HUPD, Criminal Investigation Unit, at (617) 495-1796 or the Cambridge Police Investigations Unit at (617) 349-3370.