Man Arrested for Robbing Elderly Person Exiting A.T.M

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, Boston Police Officers, assigned out of Area D-4 (Back Bay), responded to 221 Massachusetts Avenue (Bank of America ATM) for a report of a robbery in progress.

Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the 73 year-old victim who stated he was walking away from the ATM after withdrawing an amount of currency when a male walked up from behind and stole the money from his hand. The victim informed officers that the suspect then fled on foot. Officers also learned of a second suspect that fled with the first suspect. A description of both suspects was then broadcast.

On Thursday, November 19, 2009, Area D-4 Officers observed two individuals walking on Washington Street that matched the descriptions of the wanted suspects. Officers stopped both parties and learned of their identities. Both parties were then transported to District 4 for questioning.

Detectives spoke with one of the parties and gathered probable cause to place one of the individuals into custody for the above-mentioned robbery. Officers arrested Adam Sawallich, 24, of Boston on the charges of Unarmed Robbery (victim over 65 years of age).