A robbery pattern has been identified in Boston Police Districts A1 and D4. Between April 1st and 21st 2006, ten street robbery incidents took place in the vicinity of the Boston Common, and appear to possibly be related. Similar in each incident is a black male suspect, 30-40 years of age, possibly homeless. This suspect has acted in incidents on his own, with another black male, and possibly with a group of individuals. This suspect may also be related to the robberies that took place at the Boston Common Parking Garage between March 16th and 21st, 2006. Seven of the robbery incidents occurred between the hours of 11:45 PM and 7:30 AM. All but one of those overnight incidents took place between Berkeley St., Stuart St., Boylston St. and Washington Streets. Specifics of this pattern / series are as follows:
- Two robberies of victims at ATM machines on Berkeley St. (Map ID: 8 and 5)
- Three similar street robbery incidents on Washington St. (Map ID: 3, 4, and 6)
- Two similarly described black male suspects (Map ID: 2, 4, 6, and 9)
- Seven incidents occurring between 11:45 PM and 7:30 AM (Map ID: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10)
- Two incidents took place near a 7-Eleven convenience store located on Tremont and Stuart. Both occurred during the 11:45 PM and 7:30 AM time period, and involved groups of black males attacking and robbing a victim.
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