A man took out a butter knife and tried to rob a woman near the Yale campus on Friday night, according to Yale police.
Yale Police Chief Ronnell A. Higgins wrote to the Yale community on Friday at 6:52 p.m. to inform them of the attempted robbery near Mansfield and Woodland streets.
A woman was walking on Mansfield when a man came up behind her and demanded money at knifepoint, Higgins said. The would-be robber was carrying a butter knife and pushed her, he said.
The victim got away and ran to her house, escaping uninjured, Higgins said.
There is no word on whether the man faces any charges or is still at large.
Yale Police ask anyone with information to call 203-432-4400 or to send and anonymous tip by text through the Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) mobile application. Members of the Yale community can register for the app at publicsafety.yale.edu.
"As a general reminder, it is important to walk with others when possible in well-lit and populated areas," Higgins wrote in his message to the community. "Avoid displaying valuables such as cash or portable electronic devices. It is also a good idea to note the location of blue phones along your route. Make use of security services including shuttles and security escorts by calling (203) 432-9455."
You can find more crime prevention and safety tips at http://publicsafety.yale.edu/safety-tips.
Crime victims can also call Yale Police to utilize services and information by calling 203-432-4400.