At about 8:15 AM on Monday, February 29, 2016, officers from District A-1 conducted an investigation in the area of 39 Boylston Street, Downtown.
Officers on patrol observed an individual that fit the description of a suspect depicted in Boston Regional Intelligence Center bulletins that requested information on the identity of a male involved in an armed robbery incident that occurred on January 30, 2016. As a result of further investigation, officers stopped, identified, and confirmed that this individual was in fact the suspect pictured in the bulletin wearing a black North Face Jacket and black hat. Officers arrested 30-year-old Jose Manuel Lopez of Boston and charged him with Armed Robbery, Assault and Battery on an Elderly/Disabled Person, and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit: Knife.
The BPD would like to thank those in the community who assisted by providing information to the investigation. Officers are still looking to identify a second suspect (pictured above wearing a green and black jacket and multi-colored knit hat). Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.