On July 7 at approximately 2:45 a.m., two Harvard University Summer School students reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) that they were robbed while walking on Shepard Street. The victims reported that four males (one of whom was armed with a knife) approached them and demanded that they hand over their belongings. The victims were robbed of a wallet, money, and a cell phone. One of the victims, in an attempt to keep his Harvard ID, was cut by the offender’s knife. The victim suffered a minor laceration that did not require medical attention. A search by HUPD failed to locate the suspects.
The victims were unable to provide a detailed description of the suspects.
Because this incident did not occur on University property, it is being investigated by the Cambridge Police Department (CPD). If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact CPD, Criminal Investigation Division, at (617) 349-3370.