On Tuesday, July 30, at about 4:10 p.m., police responded to a radio call for reported threat at Sunglass Hut at 86 Newbury St.
On arrival, officers spoke with a store employee, who said she observed a male suspect carrying a TJ Maxx shopping bag who was acting suspiciously while looking at sunglasses. When the employee walked over to the suspect, he cursed at her before going next door to Nordstrom Rack at 497 Boylston St.
At Nordstrom Rack, police spoke to security guards, who said the suspect had attempted to conceal two pairs of sneakers, with a total value of $169.94, inside his shopping bag. The suspect promptly exited the store onto Boylston Street when he saw the security guards approaching him, and they were able to recover both pairs of sneakers the suspect had attempted to pilfer.
Police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.
A Pointed Remark
On Wednesday, July 31, at approximately 2:40 p.m., an officer responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at 30 Northampton St.
Upon arrival, the officer took a statement from the victim, who said he was sitting in front of the sidewalk at the aforementioned location when an unknown suspect approached him from behind, grabbed him by the neck and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect then approached the victim head-on and brandished a knife. The victim then handed over $15 cash to the suspect, who subsequently fled down Fellows Street.
When Nature Calls
On Thursday, Aug. 1, at around 4:26 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a disturbance at Wendy’s restaurant at 553 Boylston St.
On arrival, officer met with a witness, who said a female employee asked her to call the police after the employee was involved in an argument with two unknown suspects – a male and a female.
When the witness went to call the police, she observed the victim come from upstairs as the suspects followed her while continuing to scream and curse at the victim. The suspects began throwing items at the victim, the witness said, and when the victim went behind the counter, the witness observed one of the suspects throw a bottle of water at her. The suspects then fled up Boylston Street towards Dartmouth Street.
The witness also told police that the suspects come to Wendy’s nearly every day and cause trouble.
Meanwhile, the victim told police the female suspect had asked to use the restroom, and when the victim went to let her inside, the male suspect attempted to enter along with her. After the victim told the male suspect he wasn’t allowed in the women’s restroom, both suspect began acting aggressively and screaming at the victim. The victim said “the situation escalated” from there as the suspects began throwing items at her. The victim also told police that the two suspects were the source of ongoing problems at the restaurant.
Police advised the victim to call 9-1-1 if the suspect returned and canvased the area for the suspects to no avail.