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The Somerville and Tufts University Police Departments report that over the last three weeks three late night robberies have occurred in the area between Davis Square and Tufts University, with the most recent robbery having occurred very early in the morning on Friday, July 19. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings, particularly when walking at night, and, if possible, should not walk alone after dark.

Three separate assaults and robberies were reported in the vicinities of Powderhouse Blvd. near Leonard St., Cottage Ave. and Walker St. The incidents are believed to be unrelated, and three suspects in one incident have been arrested. However, residents are asked to exercise vigilance by taking the precautions below:

- If possible, never walk alone, particularly after dark.
- Avoid distractions like earbuds or headphones.
- Walk in well-lit areas.
- Avoid short cuts that take you into dark areas.
- Keep your cell phone handy at all times, but not easily visible.
- Download a location app on your phone so that it may be traceable if stolen.
- Trust your instincts. If you think you are in danger, call 911 immediately.

Please remain alert and careful, and call Somerville Police with any information.

 

5 Responses to “Neighborhood safety alert: Three robberies in Tufts-Davis area”

  1. mememe says:

    ” Download a location app on your phone so that it may be traceable if stolen.”
    NSA has you covered, no worries.

    But really, cops of Somerville. Stop wasting your time trying to bust kids for smoking pot. You have better things to do

  2. Barry the Pig says:

    Oh well, Tufts University steals from Somerville each day (tax no pay), but that makes no news.

  3. ritepride says:

    On T.V., Radio, repeated Police Announcements, telling people no earplugs phones/radios. You still see them everyday/night walking, with the earplugs/buds, texting etc. Some of them are so busy texting they walk right out into traffic. The “T” stop in Davis Square has become a convenient escape route for the thieves to escape. Likewise for the bike paths. Tufts has its own bus service that goes to Davis Sq. If it runs at night the students should take advantage of it and be safe. It is nice to want to walk and be independent but especially at night remember there are shady characters out there.

  4. Ron Newman says:

    “Never walk alone” is not useful or sensible advice. Especially since one of the robberies (on Cottage Avenue) happened in a car, occupied by multiple people.

  5. daisy says:

    On T.V., Radio, repeated Police Announcements, telling people no earplugs phones/radios. You still see them everyday/night walking, with the earplugs/buds, texting etc. Some of them are so busy texting they walk right out into traffic. The “T” stop in Davis Square has become a convenient escape route for the thieves to escape. Likewise for the bike paths. Tufts has its own bus service that goes to Davis Sq. If it runs at night the students should take advantage of it and be safe. It is nice to want to walk and be independent but especially at night remember there are shady characters out there.

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