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While Crossing Harvard Bridge, Student Robbed

By Ramy A. Arnaout
News Editor

At around 20 minutes past midnight on Sunday an MIT student was robbed while crossing the Harvard Bridge, according to a crime bulletin sent out by Campus Police Sergeant Cheryl Vossmer.

"The victim reported that while walking across the bridge he was approached by the suspect, who stated that he had a gun," although no weapon was shown, "and demanded the victim remove money" from his wallet, the bulletin said.

The student cooperated, and the attacker fled on foot with $40 in cash, the bulletin said.

The victim described the assailant as a clean-shaven black male in his late 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches to six feet tall, 190 pounds, with stocky build. The man was wearing a light-brown jacket and jeans.

In the bulletin, Vossmer offered this advice. "If a robber approaches you and demands money, cooperate. Money or property are not worth the risk of injury." She also advised students to make use of Safe Ride.