At 7PM this evening(8/16/17) a WPI student reported to the WPI Police that he was the victim of an attempted unarmed robbery that took place on Wednesday morning 8/16/17 at approx 1:53 AM. The student reports the he and another WPI student were walking on Park Avenue along the Park Ave Garage on the sidewalk, when they were confronted by 2 males (1 white and 1 Black), between the ages of 16-20 years of age. One of the male subjects immediately struck the WPI student and asked for his keys and wallet, the victim refused to hand over the items. The 2 subjects then both started to attempt to strike the student again. The student attempted to defend himself at which point he and the 2nd student were able to run away, at that point the assailants also ran away from the scene. The assailants ran down Park Ave towards Salisbury Street.
Students and Employees are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious persons or incidents to WPI Police immediately. The WPI Police Department is providing this information to aid in your personal safety on campus. Utilize WPI Campus Safety Transports Services: Gateway Shuttle, theShuttle and SNAP 508-831-6111.
A WPI student accompanied by two friends were walking on Park Avenue at Drury Lane when they observed two light skinned males, one of which was walking on the lawn towards the rear of a residence on Drury Lane. The students attempted to speak with one male who in turn moved towards the group and gestured with his hand in the waistband of his pants. The male fled in a waiting vehicle parked on Drury Lane with the motor running. The second party fled on foot. Vehicle is described as a white GMC Terrain SUV with Massachusetts License plates-number not available at this time. Suspect number one is a heavy set light skinned male who is bald. The second suspect is also a light skinned male, thin build with a beard, black and gray hoodie style sweatshirt and dark pants.
All community members to remain vigilant. We ask that if you see or hear anything of concern, or if you have any information about this case, please contact WPI Police.