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MIT Student Robbed Near Sloan Campus

By Dan McGuire

A student was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening at the corner of Wadsworth Street and Main Street.

Campus Police Chief Anne P. Glavin said that the student was approached at approximately 7:30 p.m. by a white male. The man pulled a small caliber revolver out of his windbreaker and demanded the student’s money. The student gave the man $50 dollars, at which point he left. The student reported the crime to the campus police at 8:30 p.m.

According the victim, the suspect is a white male of medium build. He is described as being approximately five feet ten inches tall and about twenty years of age. He was wearing a windbreaker and a baseball cap at the time of the robbery.

Glavin said that the Campus Police, along with the MBTA police and the Cambridge Police are investigating the incident.

Armed robberies rare

Glavin said that the robbery appeared to be an isolated incident. “We meet with the Cambridge Police Department regularly,” she said, and there are no indications that there are a “rash” of crimes occurring in that area.

Armed robberies are rare on the MIT campus. The last armed robbery occurred in September of 1996 when three people threatened a student on Amherst Alley with an unseen weapon and stole his bicycle.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to please contact the Campus Police at 258-9724 or use the anonymous tip submission form available on the Campus Police’s home page at