Great Police Work!!! Police Arrest One in Connection to Craigslist Robbery
On Friday, November 2, 2012, officers and detectives from District C-11 (Dorchester), District B-2 (Roxbury) and members of the Boston Police SWAT team executed an arrest warrant in the name of Omar Gray, an individual wanted in connection with an armed robbery on October 26, 2012 (see below). After locating the suspect inside a residence at 272 Norfolk Street, officers took the suspect into custody.
Officers arrested Omar Gray, 18, of Boston and charged him with Armed Robbery.
At about 8:50pm, on Friday, October 26, 2012, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at 59 Lydon Way in Dorchester. According to the victim, after placing an ad on Craigslist promoting the sale of his laptop computer, he received an email from an individual looking to buy his laptop. After agreeing on a price and a place to complete the transaction, the victim says he made his way to 59 Lydon Way. Once there, the victim says he was robbed at gunpoint by two black males who appeared to be in their late teens. After robbing the victim of his laptop and cell phone, both suspects fled the scene on foot.
Thanks to some dogged and determined police work, detectives were able to secure the identity of one of the suspects by back tracking an email address used by the suspect during negotiations with the victim.
After identifying the suspect, detectives prepared a photo array to be viewed by the victim. Prior to viewing the array of photos, the victim was told that the array may or may not include a picture of the suspect. That said, while viewing the photo array, the victim pointed to one of the photos and stated, “This is the person.” The person identified was Omar Gray.