Man Arrested In Jamaica Plain for Attempted Robbery at Chinese Restaurant

On Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at approximately 11:42am, Boston Police Officers assigned out of Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain), responded to 3096 Washington Street - the Boston Chinese Restaurant, for a report of an assault & battery in progress.

While enroute, an officer’s attention was directed to a black male riding a bicycle in the Egleston Square area. The officer stopped the individual in order to investigate the matter further. It should be noted that this individual fit the description of one of the perpetrators wanted in connection with the beating and attempted robbery.

Officers arrived on-scene at the Boston Chinese Restaurant and spoke with the victim and various witnesses of the incident. Officers learned that the victim attempted to go into the restaurant when he was stopped by a black male who demanded his money. The victim was then struck and fell to the ground. Three males were then observed punching and kicking the victim before fleeing the restaurant. A description of the suspects was then given to responding officers.

The black male on the bicycle was positively identified as one of the people who demanded money and beat the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention.

Officers arrested David Delacruz, 21, of Roxbury on the charges of Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery and Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (shod foot).