Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest One for Unarmed Robbery in the Downtown Area


At about 6:42 PM on Monday, October 20, 2014, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite arrest for and unarmed robbery in the area of Tremont Street and Winter Street in the Downtown area.

While conducting a drug investigation in the area of the above location, officers’ attention was drawn to a female victim screaming frantically that she had just been robbed. As officers turned toward the victim, they observed a white male running in a full sprint down Winter Street toward Washington Street. Officers immediately gave chase eventually catching up to the suspect in the area of 12 Winter Street. Following a brief struggle, the suspect was placed under arrest. Officers were able to recover all of the victim’s property that had been stolen.

Officers arrested 41-year-old Scott Smith of Boston and charged him with Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer (Injuries), and Resisting Arrest.