Burglary and Assault & Battery

May 27, 2018


Please be advised that detailed information below pertains to an assault & battery that occurred during the course of a burglary.


On Sunday, May 27, 2018 at approximately 5:30 AM, MIT Police responded to a call concerning an unknown male, on an upper floor, at Phi Kappa Theta, which is located at 229 Commonwealth Ave, Boston.

The reporting party stated she was asleep on an upper floor in the house.  She awoke to someone touching her leg.  As she awoke, she noticed the unknown individual stand up, flee the room, and run down the rear stairwell.

Responding officers conducted a thorough search of the house finding no one matching the suspect’s description.


The reporting party described the individual as: male, approximately 6’ tall, black, short cropped hair, slim build, early to mid-20’s, wearing a baggy oversized white T-shirt that fell to his buttocks and dark blue baggy shorts that extended past his knees.

While victims of crimes are never to blame for criminal activity, there are some precautions that can be taken. In order to protect yourself and your belongings from theft and/or facilitate the recovery of your stolen property, MIT Police encourage you to follow these tips:

  • Always lock your doors and windows.
  • Assure that door and window locks are in good working order.
  • Don’t prop doors open.
  • See Something – Say Something: Immediately notify the MIT Police at 617-253-1212 or 100 from any campus phone if you believe a crime is occurring, has occurred, or is about to occur.
  • Report all tailgaters, report suspicious people/activity.

The MIT Police want to remind the MIT community that we are located in an urban setting and share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city.

The MIT Police are investigating this crime and request the assistance from the MIT community.  If you wish to leave an anonymous tip please call 617-258-TIPS (8-8477).

Issued by

Sgt. Andrew Turco
MIT Police Department