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Northeastern University issued a warning after a pair of students were robbed Saturday night at knifepoint


The university emailed an alert late Saturday night.


According to the alert, a pair of students walking through the West Village section of the campus were approached by two youths who asked them for time. When the students took out their cell phones to check the clock, one of the youths pulled a knife.


The youths then fled toward the Ruggles MBTA station.


"Members of the NU community are urged to be aware of this tactic and to be cautious of their surroundings while walking outside in public places," the alert said.

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