Police step up patrols after more BU students robbed

Boston University students go to and from class along Commonwealth Avenue.

Police are stepping up patrols in Brookline after a pair Boston University students was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening, making it the second robbery of BU students in three days.

Boston University police were expected to add three additional patrols of the Brookline neighborhoods where the robberies occurred, according to BU Today. Brookline police were also expected to up patrols in the neighborhood.

The most recent robbery occurred about 5 p.m. on Egmont Street.

Two students said they were approached by three men who showed a gun, according to Brookline police. The men then took backpacks from the students, according to BU Today.

Witnesses told Brookline police that the men were later seen near Pleasant and Dummer streets stuffing the sweatshirts they were wearing into backpacks.

The first robbery occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday on Hamilton Road. The two students said they were walking back to their apartment when two men approached them, showed a gun and took their wallet.

None of the students were injured in either incident.

Authorities urged students living on or off campus to avoid poorly lit areas at night, get a ride instead of walking or walk in big groups and be aware of the surroundings.

Police are investigating and no arrests were made as of press time.


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