Newton Police: Unarmed Robbery Reported Near Boston College

The incident happened in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and College Road.

Newton Police responded to an area near Monday evening after a female reported she was robbed while walking near the school. 

According to reports, officers responded to the area near Commonwealth Avenue and College Road around 10:26 p.m. The victim told officers she was walking in that area and talking on her cell phone when a man came up from behind and pushed her to the ground. 

The suspect, who did not have a weapon, grabbed the victim's cell phone and ran off in an unknown direction, reports said. 

The suspect was described as a white male with medium build and possibly dark clothing. The stolen cell phone was a Samsung brand phone with a pink case.

A number of police units canvassed the area, with negative results.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to call Newton Police at 617-796-2100 or the department's anonymous tips line at 617-796-2121.


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