INFORMATION ADVISORY: Citywide-Armed Robbery Pattern

Overview: Between September 30th and October 10th, seven commercial robbery incidents have taken place throughout the city that appears to be related. A black male suspect (age 20-30), similarly described in appearance and motive has robbed four gas stations and two convenience stores (two incidents at one location), all at gunpoint using a black handgun. The suspect has been reported to cover his face with a mask or bandana, and orders the clerks to the floor at gunpoint. The suspect has stolen cash and lottery tickets.Four incidents took place on District E5, one on District E13, and two on District D4. All of the incidents have taken place between 7:30 PM and 4:00 AM. The suspect was seen fleeing in a waiting silver Pontiac 4-door vehicle, with a black male driver, on 10/6/06. Suspect was seen fleeing on a bicycle after the latest incident on 10/10/06. Similarities in each incident: · Made the clerk get down on floor · Black gun shown · Wearing Mask · Took money from registers District E5 detectives believe that there may be two suspects acting in the robberies that have taken place on their district: · The incidents at the Lil’ Peach on 09/30/06 and the Shell gas station on 10/04/06 appear to have the same suspect. In these incidents the suspect quickly enters the business with a firearm drawn in his right hand and pointed at the clerk. The suspect was wearing a brown suede glove on his right hand with white fur on the outside. Lottery tickets were stolen in these incidents. · The incidents at the Lil’ Peach on 10/09/06 and the Hess gas station on 10/10/06 appear to have the same suspect. In these incidents, the suspect did not appear to be in a hurry, unlike the aforementioned incidents. The suspect appeared to be wearing a Crash-Test Dummy facemask in both of the incidents, and no lottery tickets were taken. It is unclear whether or not the two suspects are acting together in this robbery series. Incident Details: · E5 –On 10/10/06 @ 8:15 PM, the Hess gas station, located at 5315 Washington St., was robbed by a black male wearing a “Halloween type” mask (possibly a crash-dummy mask). The suspect threatened to shoot the clerk, ordered her to the floor, and took money from the register and safe deposit box. The suspect was seen fleeing on a bicycle. A hat worn by the suspect was recovered. · E5 –On 10/9/06 @ 11:45 PM, the Lil’ Peach, located at 7 Spring St., was robbed by a black male wearing a crash-dummy mask. The suspect ordered the clerk down on the floor at gunpoint (black firearm). The suspect fled with money from the register. · D4 –On 10/7/06 @ 4:02 AM, Symphony Market, located at 1130 Boylston St., was robbed by a black male (approx. age 25, light colored mask). The suspect ordered the victim to the floor at gunpoint (black firearm) and ordered victim to open the register. The suspect fired a round from the gun. The suspect fled with $3000, victim’s wallet, and lottery tickets. · D4 -On 10/6/06 @ 1:50 AM, the Fenway Shell gas station, located at 1241 Boylston St., was robbed by a black male (approx. age 28). The suspect demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint (black firearm), and then told the clerk to lie down on the floor and count to 20. The suspect was seen fleeing in a silver Pontiac 4-door vehicle, with a black male driver. · E5 –On 10/4/06 @ 7:29 PM, the Shell gas station, located at 145 Spring St., was robbed by a black male (age 18-22). The suspect demanded money at gunpoint (black firearm), and then ordered the clerk to the floor. The suspect fled with cash and lottery tickets. · E13 –On 10/2/06 @ 9:56 PM, the Texaco gas station, located at 914 Huntington Ave., was robbed by a black male (approx. age 20, blue mask). The suspect ordered the clerk to the floor at gunpoint (black firearm), and fled with cash from the register. · E5 –On 9/30/06 @ 3:10 AM, the Lil’ Peach, located at 7 Spring St., was robbed by a black male (black ski mask). The suspect robbed the store at gunpoint (black firearm), and fled with cash and lottery tickets. TIPS FROM THE BPD WHAT TO DO DURING A ROBBERY: To reduce the risk of injury, COMPLY WITH THE ROBBER’S DEMANDS. Make a mental note of as much descriptive information as possible. What to look for: · Facial Features · Clothing & Jewelry · Skin, Hair & Eye Color · Age, Height, Weight, Sex · Scars, Tattoos, Marks · Speech, Accents WHAT TO DO AFTER A ROBBERY Do Not Chase the Robber! Observe & Remember:· Direction of travel · License plate number · Type & Color of vehicle · Type of Weapon displayed CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY