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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Press Release: String of Robberies

Recently, there have been three similar street robberies that have occurred during the early morning hours. These robberies have involved two young black males. In the most recent incident that occurred this morning, a small handgun was believed to be used. It appears that these subjects have been following their targeted victims, as they walk along the street. They later get in front of the victims and hide until victim/s get closer. They then rob the victim of their pocketbook or wallets. In two of the incidents the culprits have gotten violent with their victims by throwing them to the ground.

First robbery occurred on 7-8-2011 at approximately 1:30 AM. The victim in this robbery was a 35 year old female. She was walking down Brookline Ave. from the Fenway area and entered Brookline. As she approached the area of the Lynch Recreation Center, she was grabbed from behind by a subject, who grabbed her handbag and dragged her to the ground. There was a struggle for several minutes and the victim was able to hold onto her bag. Suspect in this case is described as a black male in his teens, 5-8 to 5-10 wearing jeans, a plaid shirt with a red color in his hat and sneakers. There was also a second male subject observed running away

On 7-21-2011, there were two robberies. The first occurred on Perry Street (opposite the park) at 1:00 AM. In this robbery, the victim age 19 and her boyfriend also age 19 had just parked their car, and were walking back to the area of Perry and Brook Sts. When the victims turned onto Perry St from Brook Street they noticed two black males wearing dark clothing, black shorts and black T-shirt with baseball caps. The culprits had walked out of an alleyway that leads to the rear of 13 Perry Street. As the victim approached the doorway at 13 Perry Street, she was attacked from behind and the victim’s purse was forcibly pulled from her shoulder. One of the two suspects in this case appeared to be carrying a small handgun. While the victim was being robbed of her purse, the victim’s boyfriend was held in the doorway and prevented from alerting anyone. One of the suspects in this robbery was wearing a white T-shirt.

On 7-21-2011 at 2:00 AM there was another robbery that occurred in Olmstead Park opposite 77 Pond Avenue. The victim in this case was a 20 year old male. He was sitting in the park on a bench for about 10 minutes, when he was approached from the rear by 2 unknown males. These subjects put a metal object to his neck. The victim believed that this was the barrel of a handgun. The suspects told the victim not to move or turn around and they demanded his money. The victim did say he heard car doors and a vehicle drive off.

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