Lend Me An Ear
On Sunday, Aug. 18, at approximately 2:15 p.m. a victim arrived at District 4 headquarters to report he was the victim of an unarmed robbery at about 2:30 p.m. the previous day in front of the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library at 700 Boylston St.
At that time, the victim said an unknown male suspect approached the victim while he was sitting on the library steps and attempted to grab his MPOW headphones from his head. When several passersby witnessed the scene and approached the two men, the suspect fled the scene.
Later when the victim was walking in the area of Dartmouth and Boylston streets when he felt something hit the back of his head. The victim turned around to see the same suspect had snatched the headphones off his head and was fleeing in the opposite direction.
Making a Withdrawal
On Sunday, Aug. 18, at about 2:40 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a reported bank robbery at TD Bank at 535 Boylston St.
On arrival, officers spoke to a teller, who said when a male suspect approached her booth, she asked him how his day was going. The suspect just shook his head and handed her a note demanding money.
The teller handed over around $600 cash, along with a dye pack and a GPS device, to the suspect, who then fled the bank in an unknown direction.
Another teller told police she witnessed the suspect turn right onto Boylston Street towards Dartmouth Street after fleeing the bank. She also said she observed the suspect enter the bank about a half hour before the robbery and look around the premises.
Police tracked the GPS device to the corner of Boylston and Clarendon streets, where they found it and an unknown denomination of U.S. currency inside a trash barrel. Officers also located the suspect’s sweatshirt and hat on the steps of Trinity Church.
Police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.