On Sept. 14 at approximately 9:15 p.m., a female undergraduate student of Boston University reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) that she was the victim of an unarmed robbery while walking down Garden Street. While traveling from Currier House to the Harvard Square MBTA station, the victim was struck from behind by an unknown individual. After being struck, the victim fell to the ground. The victim did not witness who attacked her and did not hear anything as she was listening to music. The suspect fled the area after taking the victim’s iPod, digital camera, cash, and wallet. The victim was not seriously injured and declined medical attention.
The victim could not definitively state where the incident occurred nor was she able to provide a detailed description of the suspect.
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, contact the CPD, Criminal Investigation Division, at (617) 349-3370.
If at any time you observe any type of suspicious activity or have been the victim of a violent crime, regardless of the location of the incident, please notify HUPD immediately at (617) 495-1212.
Additionally, HUPD reminds members of the community to be vigilant while walking throughout campus and surrounding areas during both day and night and to take the appropriate precautions, such as walking with others and utilizing the shuttle bus and evening van service whenever possible. Students, faculty, and staff also may call HUPD at (617) 495-1212 if they believe they are in danger while waiting for transportation due to the hour or circumstance. HUPD will assist with transportation whenever appropriate. For additional escort and transportation information, access .