Police Briefs 11-08-2018



On Tuesday, Oct. 30, at about 12:05 p.m., police responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at 776 Tremont St.

Officers couldn’t locate the victim upon arriving at the scene, but soon found him at 65 West Newton St.

The victim, who was described as behaving “vague” and “distant,” told police that he encountered two unknown male suspects somewhere in the 500 block of Massachusetts Avenue and asked them if they knew where to procure some marijuana.

The suspects said they could accommodate the victim and then led him inside an unknown building. At this time, the first suspect instead brandished a large black handgun and demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim duly handed over his wallet containing $60 cash and his Massachusetts state ID, as well as a faux gold chain. The suspects then ordered the victim to exit via the rear of the building before they fled in an unknown direction.

Police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.


Road rage

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at around 4:30 p.m., a victim called District 4 headquarters to report that a Lyft driver allegedly assaulted her outside of the Sheraton Hotel at 39 Dalton St.

The victim said she and her boyfriend, who were guests at the Sheraton, were walking to their car when a grey Toyota with a Lyft sign displayed in the window attempted to exit the garage. At this time, the unknown male driver jumped out of his vehicle, ordered the female victim not to touch it and pushed her to the ground. The driver then got back in his car and drove away.

A witness on the scene who witnessed the incident approached the victim and provided her with a picture she had taken of the suspect’s Massachusetts license plate as he was driving away.

The victim, who said she was unable to make the police report in person, told officer she would seek medical attention at home in Maine for an ankle injury she sustained in the incident.


Wrong number

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at approximately 10:55 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery at 393 Massachusetts Ave.

On arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who said she was approached by a group of females at this location, one of whom asked the victim for a cigarette. At this time, an unknown female suspect struck the victim on the left side of the head and took her phone. The female suspects then all fled in an unknown direction.

Paramedics responded to the scene, but the victim declined medical attention at that time.

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