Hittin’ the Pavement
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, at about 6:33 a.m., police responded to Pavement Coffeehouse at 44 Gainsborough St. for an attempted breaking and entering.
Upon arrival, officers observed what appeared to be evidence that someone had attempted to pry open the front door, as well as dark-red stains that appeared to be dried blood smeared on the outward-facing window pane in the door. Beneath the door handle was a “pry bar” broken into three pieces, although it wasn’t clear if that object was used in the attempted break-in.
Police then spoke to the store manager and the caller, who notified 9-1-1 after arriving at work at around 6 a.m. that day and observing damage to the door and door frame.
The caller said the evening manager had locked the doors at 9 p.m. the previous night and reported nothing unusual at that time.
The caller also said the business gets bagels delivered around 4 a.m. each day, but that the delivery driver hadn’t reported observing anything out of the ordinary.
District 4 detectives were also notified of the incident.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, at around 12:10 a.m., an officer responded to a radio call for a larceny at 497 Huntington Ave.
On arrival, police met with the victim – a delivery driver for Papa’s Place at 682 Huntington Ave. – who said he was robbed at around 11:45 p.m. while attempting to deliver food to 497 Huntington Ave.
The victim said as he arrived at that location, he called the phone number provided by the customer and then met with the suspects outside the apartment complex. When the suspects “asked to inspect the food before they paid for it,” the victim denied their request. The suspects then pushed past the victim, reached into his vehicle and seized the food before fleeing inside the apartment complex.
The victim, who declined medical attention at this time, told police this was the second time theses suspects had robbed him during an attempted delivery.