Police Briefs 12-19-2019

Empty pockets

On Monday, Dec. 9, at approximately 5:35 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for an attempted robbery in progress at 255 St. Botolph St.

           Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim, who said three male suspects attempted to rob him after one of them stated, “Give me what’s in your pockets.”

           After the victim refused to comply, he entered the New England Conservatory at 255 St. Botolph St. and reported the incident to security. The victim didn’t require any medical attention at this time, nor did the suspects take any of his belongings.

           Police searched the area for the suspects, who also fit the description of the three individuals sought ion connection with the following incident, to no avail.

Laptop louses

On Monday, Dec. 9, at about 5:27 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at 18 Claremont Park.

           On arrival, officers spoke to the victim, who said three male suspects approached him and robbed him of this backpack, which contained an Apple Retina laptop, among his other personal belongings.

At this time, one of the suspects told the victim he had a firearm, although the suspect never displayed the weapon.

All three suspects then fled the scene on foot towards the Southwest Corridor before jumping a fence near St. Botolph Street.

Police and the victim canvassed the area and located the victim’s backpack, which was discarded in the rear alley behind 7 Blackwood St. The victim was then able to account for all of his belongings except for his laptop.

An unknown tenant approached police on the scene and offered to provide them with contact information for building management to access a surveillance video of that area.

What about the gander?

On Friday, Dec. 13, at around 4:23 p.m., police responded to a radio call for shoplifter in custody at Saks Fifth Avenue, located at 1 Ring Road.

On arrival, officers met with a loss prevention agent who was holding a female suspect that attempted to steal two Canadian Goose jackets, with a total value of nearly $2,000.

The agent said the suspect had passed all points of purchase without paying for the jackets before she was apprehended.

The suspect required medical attention due to swelling on her hands and a rapid heartbeat, so EMTs were summoned to the scene and transported her to Tufts Medical Center.

The suspect was subsequently “trespassed” from all Saks Fifth Avenue locations, and will receive a summons to appear in court on larceny shoplifting charges.

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