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Suspects Identified in Two Recent Robberies; Another Robbery Reported Near Campus This Week

Law enforcement has identified suspects in two recent robberies on or near the MIT campus.

One suspect was identified for the Feb. 22 2:10 p.m. daylight robberies outside the Stata Center and the Media Lab. Another was identified for the March 11 evening robbery at the Bank of America ATM at the corner of Vassar St. and Massachusetts Ave.

The incidents were not related to each other, said Detective Willard J. Boulter III of the MIT Police.

For the Feb. 22 robbery, the Boston Police are working to determine probable cause to make an arrest according to Boulter, who is assigned to these cases and works in conjunction with the Cambridge Police, Boston Police, and State Police Special Investigations Unit.

As for the Mar. 11 robbery, during which the assailant fled on a bicycle, Boulter said they had a different suspect. Boulter characterized police efforts favorably, saying “we’re making leaps and bounds.”

Crime has continued near campus though. On Tuesday, a worker at Così was robbed while en route to a local bank with a cash deposit.

Boulter said that the campus was still a “safe place,” but that any tips or information anyone had regarding these robberies would be helpful. “Any little thing can help,” he said.

—John A. Hawkinson