Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Juvenile for Armed Robbery in Roslindale


At about 9:25 PM, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person screaming in the area of Fairview Street and Symmes Street in Roslindale.

On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that she had been walking on Conway Street when she was approached by an unknown black male described as being 5’5”, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The victim stated that the suspect grabbed her from behind and demanded the victim give him her belongings all while brandishing a knife. A brief struggle ensued in which the suspect swung the orange handled knife at the victim and successfully stole the victim’s black Prada briefcase. The suspect then fled the scene in the direction of Fairview St. A short time later, officers observed an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area of Birch Street and Belgrade Avenue. The suspect was positively identified and officers were able to recover a knife from the suspect. Upon further investigation, one of the officers was able to recover the victim’s missing credit cards found in the space between the suspect’s cell phone and cell phone case.  

Arrested was a 14 year-old juvenile of Dorchester. The juvenile is charged with Delinquent to Wit; Armed Robbery and Resisting Arrest.