A male graduate student was robbed at knifepoint Tuesday night while walking on Broadway past Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, according to a community advisory released by the Harvard University Police Department yesterday.
Two males approached the victim—who was uninjured—near Dana Street and displayed a knife before demanding “all of his property,” the report said. The victim handed over his property and the perpetrators then fled the scene.
The HUPD advisory provided no description of the suspects beyond their gender, and details from the police report were not available after business hours yesterday, according to Cambridge Police spokesman Daniel M. Riviello.
Yesterday’s robbery lead HUPD to release its third community advisory of this academic year. On Sept. 6, a male graduate student was robbed on Memorial Drive. HUPD also sent an alert after a man fatally shot himself on the steps of Memorial Church on Sept. 18.
In addition, in September a male undergraduate reported being the victim of a hate crime in which his wallet and cell phone were taken but subsequently recovered. That incident was not the subject of a community advisory.
Despite several incidents involving University affiliates, overall crime in Cambridge reached a 40-year low in 2009, according to data released last month.
Still, larcenies and bicycle thefts increased notably a year ago, particularly in Harvard Square, a pattern that Cambridge Police Lieutenant Daniel Wagner described as “seasonal.”
—Staff writer William N. White can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.