Victim stabbed during robbery in Brookline
BROOKLINE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Brookline Police said two male suspects stabbed, punched and then robbed a 30-year-old Boston University researcher Tuesday night.
The incident happened at Pleasant Street and Brown Street, just a few blocks from BU’s campus, around 8:30 p.m.
Police and university officials are alerting students and staff and urging them to be cautious.
Three students were victims of a separate armed robbery in the same neighborhood two weeks ago. There were also three armed robberies around the area last fall. Brookline police said the most recent robbery is not connected to the prior case earlier this month. Arrests were made in those cases.
On Wednesday, BU President Robert Brown put out an alert to students saying in part: “The attack is especially troubling because it is the first instance in which assailants have actively used a weapon…I would strongly encourage everyone to heed the guidance from…police.”
BU students and employees in the neighborhood said they’re taking that advice.
Brookline police are working with BU police and have increased patrols in marked and unmarked cars. They said they are actively following leads in this case.
Police added there was a witness and they urge them to come forward.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Brookline police department at 617-730-2222.