While Crossing Harvard Bridge, Student RobbedBy Ramy A. Arnaout
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.