The Amherst Police Department is investigating an alleged off-campus armed robbery in the area of Brandywine Apartments, located off of Meadow Street, north of UMass-Amherst. It is alleged that a gun was shown during the commission of the crime; that information is unconfirmed as of this time. The Massachusetts State Police and the UMass-Amherst Police Departments have offered support to this investigation. At this time there is no reason to believe that an imminent risk exists for our community, and police are actively patrolling our area. This information will be updated as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information related to this investigation should contact the Amherst Police Department at (413) 259-3000.
Personal safety tips can be found on the University Police website at http://www.umass.edu/umpd/safety-guidelines.
Nov 7, 2015, 12:28 am
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2015, 12:29 am