On Sunday, Feb. 10, at about 5:15 p.m., a female victim entered District 4 headquarters to report that she had been threatened.
She said after a friend walked her to her front door at 612 Columbus Ave. at about 2 a.m., she turned to get her keys to open the front door to the building when she felt something behind her.
She looked back and saw an unknown male suspect trying to follow her inside the front hallway. The victim, who knows all of her neighbors and didn’t recognize the man, asked him what he was doing there. The suspect replied that he also lived in the building, but when the victim asked to see his keys, the suspect threatened to kill her.
Although the victim said at no time did the suspect display a weapon, he blocked her way when she attempted to walk back out the front door.
A woman, who appeared to be accompanying the suspect, then asked him what he was doing. The victim said as she pushed the victim towards the front door, the woman came to her aid and told the suspect to leave the victim alone.
The suspect then grabbed hold of the door again and began screaming. The woman then restrained the suspect and told the victim to run home. The victim then ran up to her second-floor apartment and locked the door behind her, but she could still hear the suspect screaming in the hallway.
The victim told police there are no cameras in the building, but was able to describe both the suspect and the woman.
Masked and Anonymous
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, at about 10:45 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in progress at Walgreens at 1603 Washington St.
On arrival, police met with a clerk who said about five minutes earlier, a male suspect wearing a black mask and dark clothing approached the counter and handed him a note that read: “Give me money or I will shoot you.”
The clerk opened the register and handed over between $120 and $150 cash to the suspect.
The suspect then instructed the clerk to walk with him to the front door before he set off running on Washington Street towards East Brookline Street.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, at approximately 1:19 p.m., police responded to a radio call at 44 Gloucester St. to investigate a person and for threats uttered.
On arrival, police spoke to the victim said about two minutes earlier, he parked his Volvo S60 at that location, when an unknown male suspect the victim of stealing his space. The victim told police that he has observed the suspect pull over in a dark vehicle a short distance in front of him, but assumed the suspect was double-parking rather than attempting to parallel-park.
“You’re car is not going to look like that when you get back,” the suspect allegedly said to the victim.
When the victim asked the suspect if he was threatening him, the suspect confirmed that he was.