Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Cell Phone Robberies in Dorchester

The Boston Police Department is alerting the community following several incidents of Cell Phone Robberies in Dorchester. The incidents are as follows:

#1. At about 1:16am, Saturday, November 2, 2013, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of Sawyer Avenue. On arrival officers spoke with the victim who stated while walking in the area, she was approached by the suspect.  The victim reported to officers the suspect brandished a pair of scissors and demanded her property; she complied.  The suspect took the victim’s iPhone 5.

#2. At about 4:23pm, on Monday, November 4, 2013, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 750 Washington Street.  On arrival, officers spoke with victim who stated an unknown male brandished a knife and took his Apple iPod Touch.

#3. At about 8:04pm, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in progress in the area Rowena Street and Ashmont Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated he was looking at his iPhone as he exited the rear of Ashmont MBTA station. The victim stated he was approached by two males and one brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s money and cell phone.  The victim complied and gave the suspects his property.

#4.At about 12:06am, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an unarmed robbery in the area of Sudan St, Dorchester. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that while walking from the JFK MBTA train station on Sydney Street she was approached from behind by two suspects. The victim stated she felt something hard on the back of her head and the males demanded the victims money and cell phone.  The victim complied with the suspects demands.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Detectives at Area C-11 (Dorchester) at 617-343-4335.  

Community members who wish to remain anonymous should either call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.