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Friday, April 27, 2012

Recent Cell Phone Robberies

Since March 28, the town of Brookline has had four street robberies of cell phones. The suspect description has been consistently a black male between 5’10” and 6’ feet tall and heavy set. The suspect is specifically targeting iPhones. All four victims have been women who were walking alone while talking on their iPhones. The suspect has pushed, punched or hit the victims, and no weapon has been shown. The crimes have taken place between 8:00 PM and midnight. The suspect has been committing the robberies on the North side of Brookline. These robberies have occurred on St. Paul St., High St., Browne St., and Longwood Ave. Residents should be advised to limit cell phone use when walking alone, especially during the night. Be aware of your surroundings and contact the police if you feel like you are being followed. If an incident does occur, please reach a phone and contact the police as quickly as possible.

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