POLICE ARREST THREE FOR TWO UNARMED ROBBERIES IN JAMAICA PLAIN
At about 6:42pm, on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a robbery which took place in the area of John Andrew and Newbern Streets. According to the victim, three Hispanic males in their teens approached, knocked him down and took his iPod. The victim says the suspects then fled on foot in the direction of Bishop Street. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspects over the police radio. In short time, officers located three individuals who matched the description of the suspects. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to take the suspects into custody. While the suspects were being detained, the victim was brought to the scene. Once on scene, the victim was able to positively the suspects.
While in the process of booking the suspects, officers located and took possession of a cell phone. When asked to explain how he came to possess the phone, one of suspects stated, “I don’t know.” Officers were able to contact the owner of the phone. Upon speaking to the owner, the owner of the phone stated he had been robbed of the phone at around 6:20pm, but had yet to report it to police. The victim explained that he was walking home when three males approached, surrounded him and demanded his phone. The victim says the suspects grabbed his cell phone and fled.
Officers arrested a 15 year-old male from Boston, a 16 year-old male from Boston and Jorge Gonzalez, 17, of Boston and charged all three with Unarmed Robbery.