Campus & Community

Three street robberies reported near Quad

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Between Feb. 8 and 12, the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) filed three reports of street robbery occurring in the area of the Quadrangle. The first incident occurred on Feb. 8 at approximately 6:23 p.m. at 65 Martin St., when the suspect attacked the victim with a folding knife. The second incident occurred on Feb. 12 at approximately 6:51 p.m. at 14-16 Holly Ave. In this incident, the victim was walking his dog when the suspect lunged at him with a folding knife. In both incidents, the victims suffered stab wounds.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 16 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with blond/brown hair. He was wearing a dark, puffy ski jacket and was armed with a folding knife.

The third incident occurred on Feb. 9 at approximately 12:40 a.m. when a woman who was walking on Linnaean Street near Garden Street was approached from the rear by a man who threw her to the ground, grabbed her handbag, and fled on foot. The suspect, described as a black male, then fled in a small, red motor vehicle.

If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, please contact CPD, Criminal Investigation Unit, at (617) 349-3370. This notice is part of the Harvard University Police Department’s ongoing effort to provide community awareness and to enhance public safety.