This notice is being sent to the UMMS student population by the Provost and Deans, and is being provided to UMMS Department Heads for their information.

At approximately 10 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2013, UMass Medical School Public Safety received a report of an attempted robbery in the North Road Parking Lot. A UMass Memorial employee arriving for work was approached while in his car by a man who demanded money: the victim observed what appeared to be a handgun and left the scene in his car while observing the suspect fleeing on foot off campus.

The victim was not harmed; he notified police and a search of the area was completed without result. UMass police continue to investigate, and are seeking any information from anyone who was in the area at that time.

UMMS Public Safety reminds students, faculty and staff to be alert and aware on campus, especially at night; As part of usual practice, Public Safety will provide an escort to students or staff who request it, and asks that anyone who sees something suspicious to call Public Safety at 508-856-3296 (answers 24/7), or 911.