Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Robberies in East Boston
Since January 21, 2013 there have been five street robberies in the Maverick Area of A7 (East Boston). All of the robberies have occurred between 10 PM and 6 AM, and four of the robberies have occurred between 10 PM and 2 AM. In all of the robberies there have been two or more suspects, and in two of the robberies the suspects wore black & white bandanas. In two of the robberies the suspects showed a firearm.
1) 2/21/13 at 6:00 AM at Bremen/Porter St.: WHM & BM, armed with a handgun assault and rob the victim of
2) 2/22/13 at 1:20 AM at Sumner/Bremen St.: 2 unknown males, assault the victim from behind and steal his
3) 2/22/13 at 11:23 PM at Orleans/Haynes St.: 2 WMs, & a BHM, wearing bandanas, show a firearm and rob
victim of his wallet and gym bag.
4) 2/24/13 at 1:20 AM at Gove/Paris Sts. 3 BMs/BHMs demand the victim hand over his cell phone and then
5) 2/25/13 at 10:49 PM at Orleans St. 2 WMs, wearing bandanas, demand the victim hand over her cell phone
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is advised to please contact A7 Detectives at 617-343-4234.
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.
The Boston Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the following safety tips:
• Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.
• When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas. Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
• Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
• Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.
• If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant or residence and call police.