Crime Alert - Assault and Battery, Attempted Robbery

Date Occurred: 
April 18, 2016
Crime Alert Number: 

Updated April 28, 2016: This case has been closed. Thank you for your assistance.

On April 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm UMass Amherst Police responded to a report of an assault and battery and unarmed, attempted robbery that occurred at 9:00 pm outside Moore Hall in the Southwest Residential Area. The victim reported he was knocked to the ground and believed the suspects were going to take cash from him but were unsuccessful when he ran from the area. No weapon was shown and the victim did not require medical attention. The description of the two suspects are one dark-skinned male with facial hair and an afro and a second male of unknown race wearing shorts, an orange hat and a brown heavy jacket with a grey jersey underneath.

The UMass Police Department is investigating this crime. If you can help identify the individuals involved, please contact investigating Officer Whelihan by calling UMass Police at 413-545-2121 or via email at Anonymous tips can be provided by calling 413-577-TIPS (8477) or by using UMPD anonymous witness form at

Personal safety tips can be found on the University Police website at

CA: 04-16-8779

Posted: Apr 19, 2016, 7:49 pm
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016, 11:49 am


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.