Campus & Community

Armed robbery reported on Garden Street

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On Nov. 3 at approximately 2:30 a.m., a male undergraduate reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) that he was robbed at the corner of Garden and Sheppard streets. Three unidentified males, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a handgun, approached the victim. The armed suspect then threw the victim to the ground and demanded that he hand over his belongings. The victim was robbed of his wallet and cell phone. After the victim handed over his property he was struck in the head with the handgun. The offenders then fled the area. The victim was treated for minor injuries and released; he was unable to provide a detailed description of the suspects.

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Because this incident did not occur on University property, the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) is handling the investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the CPD’s Criminal Investigation Division at (617) 349-3370.

HUPD reminds community members to be vigilant while walking throughout campus and in the surrounding areas both during the day and at night, and to take appropriate precautions, such as walking with others and using the shuttle bus and evening van service whenever possible. For safety escort and transportation information, visit