On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at around 10:30 p.m., police responded to a radio call at 281 Huntington Ave. for a reported robbery.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who said two unknown male suspects had robbed him of his cell phone, wallet, ear pods and backpack.
The victim stated he was walking down Gainsborough Street going towards Huntington Avenue when the suspects, who were both wearing black jackets with the hoods pulled up, approached him. At this time, one suspect punched the victim in the mouth while the other demanded that the victim hand over all his belongings to them. After they had seized the victim’s belongings, the suspects then fled down Huntington Avenue towards Northeastern University. The victim said he then ran to College Convenience to call 9-1-1 and report the robbery.
The victim, who suffered a minor laceration to his lip, refused medical attention at this time, and police searched for the suspects to no avail.
On Wednesday, Jan. 1, at around 4:39 a.m., an officer responded to the Boston Medical Center emergency room to take an assault-and-battery report.
On arrival, the officer spoke to the victim who said he was assaulted in the vicinity of New York Pizza at Massachusetts and Columbus avenues.
The victim stated he doesn’t remember much of the incident, but after a taxi dropped him off at the restaurant, three unknown male suspects approached him and assaulted him. The victim said he was punched several times in the head before the suspect went through his pockets. The victim said the suspects might’ve taken a few dollars from him but that nothing else was missing.
The victim, who was observed to have welts on his head and a bloody nose, said he then walked to Boston Medical Center, where he admitted himself to seek treatment for his injuries.