Daily Incidents for Thursday, October 8, 2009

Boston Police SWAT Assist Northeastern Police In Search for Robbery SuspectOn Thursday, October 8, 2009, at approximately 1:13am, Boston Police Officers assigned out of Area B-2 (Roxbury), assisted the Northeastern University Police Department in searching for armed robbery suspect. Boston Police Officers learned that a man was robbed at gunpoint on Northeastern property at Bursting Hall on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at approximately 11:00pm. The officers’ preliminary investigation shows the incident may be drug related. The victim agreed to meet the suspect, known to the victim (black male – mid-twenties), when the suspect brandished a firearm and demanded the victim’s laptop computer. The suspect then fled from the scene with the victim’s property. The victim was able to supply Northeastern Officers with the suspects’ information. Northeastern Officers, acting in an undercover capacity, phoned the suspect and negotiated a deal to purchase the stolen computer. The suspect agreed to meet the “buyer” in the area of Annunciation Road to conduct the transaction. The suspect showed up but recognized a police presence and fled the scene. Officers observed the suspect to enter the gymnasium of Wentworth Institute of Technology. Fearing the suspect was armed, Boston Police SWAT was called to the scene. Officers made entry into the building but were unable to locate the suspect. The Boston Police Department will render any assistance needed to the Northeastern Police Department as they continue to investigate this matter.