Police Briefs 01-24-2019



On Monday, Jan. 14, at about 1:12 a.m., police responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at the Symphony Market at 291 Huntington Ave.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the victim, a store clerk who said that he had just been robbed at gunpoint of his wallet containing $21 cash, personal identification, a bank card and CharlieCard, as well as an additional $780 cash, which he had on his person after just cashing his paycheck.

The victim also showed police a surveillance video of the suspect pointing a silver-and-black firearm at him before going behind the clerk’s desk. The suspect ordered the victim to lie down on the ground and patted the victim down at gunpoint. The suspect then ran out of the store, at which time the suspect’s hood dropped briefly to reveal his face. The suspect then fled on foot, walking on Gainsborough Street towards St. Stephen Street.

Northeastern University police also informed Boston Police that the suspect was seen fleeing the area in a black Nissan sedan.

Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail.

Nail salon ne’er-do-well

On Monday, Jan. 14, at approximately 4:19 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress at Jennifer’s Nail & Skin Salon at 224 Newbury St.

On arrival, police spoke to the caller, the husband of the business owner, who said upon entering the business to clean, he observed that the lock on the front door was broken. The caller said he then entered the business and observed the male suspect, at which time he chased the suspect out the back door and into Public Alley 411. The suspect was then observed running down the alley towards Exeter Street.

The caller told police five cameras were located throughout the salon, which captured footage of a male suspect with a hooded sweatshirt enter the business at around 4:03 a.m., before opening various cabinet drawers and removing several small, unknown items. At one point, the suspect was observed using the business’ restroom.

Additional officers responded to photograph the crime scene, and a search of the area for the suspect was to no avail.

Not leaving quietly

On Monday, Jan. 14, at around 10:34 a.m., police responded to radio call for a disturbance at Urban Outfitters at 361 Newbury St.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the victim, the store manager, who said an unknown male suspect assaulted him. The victim said the suspect is known to frequent multiple Unknown Outfitters stores and had shoplifted from the Newbury Street location in the past, and when he asked the suspect to leave the store, the suspect threw a punch at the victim, which didn’t connect. The suspect was then seen fleeing on foot on Massachusetts Avenue in the direction of Boylston Street.

The victim said he wanted a no-trespass order issued to the suspect for all Urban Outfitters, and police searched the vicinity for the suspect to no avail.

Walkin’ blues

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at around 10 a.m., officers on patrol in the area of 30 Ipswich St. observed a male suspect who appeared to be looking inside motor vehicles while walking at a slow pace.

As the suspect was turning down the alley, police approached him and conduced a threshold inquiry. The suspect told officers he didn’t live in the area, and that he “was just walking.”             Police then determined the suspect had warrant out of Brookline District Court for shoplifting by asportation (third offense). He was subsequently transported to District 4 headquarters for booking, and the Warrant Unit was notified of his whereabouts.

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