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Campus Safety Alert

January 20, 2017

The Becker College Police Department has received information regarding an alleged armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, January 19 at about 11:00 p.m. in the area of 50 William Street, Worcester. One individual claimed that he was at the location to meet a woman named “Melanie” who he had just encountered for the first time on a dating application. Once there he was asked for money and then robbed at knifepoint. The suspect was described as a white male, 20-25 years old, about 5’6” tall with a thin build and facial hair, wearing a black North Face hooded sweatshirt and painter’s pants. The suspect reportedly fled away from campus toward Highland Street.

The victim was not a member of the Becker College community; this information is being provided as a safety alert due to the proximity of the incident to our campus.

The Worcester Police Department is investigating this incident. Both the Becker College and Worcester Police Departments will continue patrols of the area to assist in promoting the safety and security of the College community and neighborhood. It is the advice of this department that all College students and personnel should be alert and aware, and REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY. In addition, it is advised that no one should go to an unknown area to meet with persons who are unknown to them.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact:

Becker College Police @ (508) 373-9555
or

Worcester Police @ (508) 799-8600, or in case of
emergency, 9-1-1.

 
The Becker College Police Department has provided the following Personal Safety Tips

  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Always utilize the Becker College Safety Escort Service by contacting Campus Police at the above number.
  • Please report any suspicious people, activities, or vehicles to the Campus Police Department immediately. If unsure if something is suspicious, report it anyway.
  • All resident halls should have the first floor doors and windows secure at all times.
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