COMMUNITY ALERT: Police Investigate Back Bay Larcenies


Boston Police are interested in the identity of the person pictured above in connection with a series of larcenies that occurred in the areas of 190 Newbury Street (Stephanie’s on Newbury) and 181 Newbury Street (Joe’s American Bar & Grill) in the Back Bay, as well as a number of downtown restaurants during November and December. In these incidents, female victims reported that their wallets had been stolen from their purses while dining at the above establishments. The person of interest pictured was later caught in surveillance video at department stores in Cambridge, Newton, and Chestnut Hill using the victims’ stolen credit cards. The individual of interest is described as follows: 

  • Female
  • White, non-Hispanic
  • 5’6”-5’7”
  • 30-40 years old
  • Long, brown hair
  • Heavy build

This individual is NOT wanted at this time. This information is being provided for identification purposes only. If you are this individual, know this individual, or have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the BPD District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers 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 those wishing to remain anonymous.

The Boston Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the public to keep their personal property close, be aware of their surroundings, and to report any suspicious behavior to the authorities.