Cambridge and MIT Police report two recent early-morning holdups in the area of MIT and the Longfellow Bridge.
Sometime late on Aug. 17 or early on Aug. 18, a man walking in the area of MIT was surrounded by a large group of men and women who went through his pockets. One of them flashed a knife when the victim tried to get his passport back. The suspects were all described as being in their mid 20s and black.
Around 4 a.m. on Aug. 20, a man walking near the Longfellow was held up at gunpoint, by a dark-skinned Hispanic male, 20 to 25, between 5'8" and 5'10" and wearing a turquoise hoodie and yellow sneakers. The suspect ran across the bridge towards Boston.