Unknown Male Assumes Fake Role to Gain Entry into South Boston Apartment
At approximately 1:09PM on Monday, November 5, 2012, an officer from C-6 (South Boston) responded to a breaking and entering on Boston Street. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a female victim, who stated that a white male had forced his way into the residence.
According to the victim, she opened her door after hearing a knock at approximately 10:30AM, and saw an unknown man who stated that he worked for the Water Department. The victim stated that she requested his credentials, but he insisted that he had come on behalf of the department to fix a leak next door, for which he would need to gain access through her apartment. The suspect then pushed the victim aside, turned on the water of a tub, and went to a bedroom, where he rummaged through her belongings.
The victim attempted to turn off the running water, during which time the suspect left the apartment. She then observed that her white cordless phone was missing from her bedroom. The victim stated that this type of situation has happened three times previously, and that the unknown person(s) had stolen money from her closet on those occasions.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating this incident, and encourages anyone with information to contact C-6 Detectives at (617) 343-4742. Additionally, community members may assist this investigation anonymously through CrimeStoppers by calling 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). We will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.