Police Investigate Unarmed Robbery of Bicycle in Back Bay


At about 11:01 PM on September 28, 2013, officers from District D-4 (SouthEnd) responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at W. Newton and St. Botolph Streets.

On arrival officers located the female victim in her 50’s, who stated she had been riding her bicycle (a black Schwinn) when the suspect described as a white male in his 30s, stocky build, wearing a navy blue t-shirt and blue jeans, jumped out in front of her. The suspect stated "Stop Boston Police" and grabbed the victim off of her bicycle and threw her to the ground. A brief struggle ensued then the suspect got onto the bicycle and fled towards St. Botolph Street. The victim chased the suspect and saw him turn right onto St. Botolph Street toward Copley Place but then lost sight of him.

A police dispatcher broadcasted a description of the suspect and officers searched the area, to no avail.  The victim declined medical attention.

This incident is currently being investigated by District D-4 (South End) detectives. Anyone with information related to this incident is strongly encouraged to contact District D-4 detectives by calling (617) 343-5619. Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in the information you provide not who you are.