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Police: Northeastern students robbed of cellphones at knifepoint

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Students at Northeastern University are on high alert after two of their classmates were robbed of their cellphones at knifepoint while walking on campus Saturday night.

According to police, two students reported their cellphones were stolen from them while walking in the area outside of West Village G, near Boston's Fenway neighborhood, at about 10 p.m.

During the alleged attack, the suspects asked the victims for the time; however, when the victims pulled out their cellphones, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and robbed them.

Both suspects fled toward the Ruggles MBTA Station, leaving the campus.

The suspects are described as black males, possibly minors. At the time of the incident, the suspects were wearing dark clothing.

Authorities are asking students to be aware of this tactic and to protect themselves and their electronics.

For tips on how to protect electronics and other pieces of property, visit http://www.northeastern.edu/publicsafety/safety/safenet.html.

For additional information contact the Northeastern University Police at 617-373-2696.

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