According to an alert sent out to students late Tuesday night, October 9, a female student reported being “attacked” by two black males in hooded sweatshirts. The victim said the attackers had a handgun.
The alert said the attempted armed robbery took place at 808 Commonwealth Ave. Officials advised students to stay away from the area while an investigation is underway.
Nothing was reported stolen from the student, according to the alert. The victim told officers that the suspects fled on foot.
On October 6, the Boston University community was put on alert after for a third time in just a two week period when a victim, who was a recent college graduate, reported being robbed at gunpoint by three black teenage males at St. Paul Street and Thatcher Street in Brookline.
The victim wasn’t harmed during the robbery and Brookline Police were investigating the incident.
Just a few weeks prior to that, on September 25, three suspects allegedly robbed “local college students” at gunpoint, marking the second armed robbery in the Boston University area in less than three days.
That incident occurred at the intersection of Egmont and St. Paul Streets at approximately 5 p.m., according to an advisory sent out to students at the time of the second robbery.
The first armed robbery resulted in students from Boston University having their smartphones stolen, according to reports.
No students were reported injured in any of the cases.