At about 2:51 PM, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, while on patrol, officers from District D-4 (South End) on sited an Assault and Battery in the area of Harrison Ave. and Thorndike St., Roxbury.
On arrival, officers observed several Good Samaritans standing around the male suspect, preventing him from leaving the scene. Officers were advised that the suspect was in the process of assaulting the pregnant female victim, while also trying to rob her of her handbag. The victim stated that upon leaving a convenience store in the area, the suspect approached her and asked her for money, the victim stated that she had then become nervous and refused to give the suspect money. The suspect then became aggressive and grabbed at the victim’s handbag. The victim managed to pull her handbag from the suspect and flee the scene. Upon fleeing, the suspect gave chase to the victim and proceeded to assault her. Several Good Samaritans in the area assisted the victim and detained the suspect until police arrived.
Arrested was Bernard Robinson, 52, of Roxbury. Robinson is charged with Assault to Rob Unarmed and Assault and Battery.