Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Armed Robberies in Jamaica Plain
District E-13 Detectives are seeking information about a suspect believed to be responsible for two armed robberies in the Eliot Street/Dunster Road area.
The suspect is described as a black non-Hispanic male, about 20 years of age, 6’1”, 200 lbs, slim built, slight beard, gray hoodie and blue jeans in possession of a handgun. The robberies occurred during the evening hours between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm, on February 27th & 28th.
1. At approximately 7:55pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013, officers from District E-13 responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at 24 Eliot Street. The victim stated he was robbed at gun point in the rear of 24 Eliot Street, after he parked his vehicle on Dunster Road and cut through the pathway of the Eliot School. The victim stated the suspect approached him and demanded money. The suspect took the victims wallet and cell phone and demanded his ATM password. The suspect stated “Don’t give me the wrong number because I know where you live and I’ll come back.” The victim complied and gave the suspect the correct password. The suspect ordered the victim to leave the area, displayed the gun and stated, “Run”. The victim described the suspect as a black male wearing a gray hoody, pulled up over his head and blue jeans. At approximately 8:40pm, the victim was contacted by his bank and informed of a withdrawal from an ATM on Blue Hill Ave. Available units on District B-2 canvassed the area to no avail.
2. About 5:55pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013, officers from District E-13 responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at 24 Eliot Street. Prior to the robbery, the victim observed the suspect walking around the inside the school for approximately an hour, used the bathroom, asked the victim what classes he taught and spoke to numerous people in the school. The victim stated he was talking on his cell phone as he was walking downstairs when the suspect pulled out a black handgun from his pants and stated “Tell your girlfriend you will call her back”. The suspect then stated, “Give me what you got.” The victim gave the suspect his wallet containing money and his iPhone, then fled out the front door toward Dunster Road. The victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 6’1, gray hoodie, slight beard, blue jeans who displayed a black handgun. Officers canvassed the area to no avail.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is advised to please contact
District E-13 Detectives at 617-343-5628.
District E-13 held a community meeting at Elliot School to alert members of the incidents.
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.