Chinatown Neighborhood Advisory
District A-1 detecives are investigating an incident that took place on Sunday September 30, 2012, in Chinatown.
An elderly Asian female was walking on Harrison Avenue and Beach Street in Chinatown when she was approached by three suspects identified as Asian females. The suspects engaged her in conversation and one of the suspects asked the victim where she can find the miracle healer, saying she needed to find this miracle healer because her daughter is very sick. The victim told the suspect that she didn’t know anything about a miracle healer and then a second suspect walked into the conversation and stated she knew where a miracle healer was and asked them to follow her. The victim stated she couldn’t go with them. All of the suspects then told the victim that her son was in danger indicating something about spirits in her home. The suspects told the victim to go home and get all of her valuables and come back to meet them near the Hei La Moon Restaurant at 88 Beach Street or something bad would happen to her son.
The victim went home and gathered cash and jewelry and went to the area of 88 Beach Street where she met the three suspects. The suspects handed the victim a black plastic bag and the victim placed the money and jewelry inside of the bag and handed it back to the suspects. A black plastic bag was then given back to the victim. The suspects then told the victim to put the bag in a safe place and not to open it for a month.
At a later time, the victim believed something to be wrong so she opened the bag and discovered a newspaper, some rice and a bottle of water. The victim then contacted Boston Police.
The descriptions of the suspects are as follows:
Suspect #1 was about 40 years old, had tan colored skin, and was wearing a black jacket.
Suspect #2 was about 50 years old and was wearing a black jacket.
Suspect #3 was about 40 years old and had a chubby face.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.