Four Juveniles Under Arrest for Unarmed Robbery in Roxbury


At about 9:11 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of 800 Parker Street in Roxbury. While en-route to the above location, officers observed a group of males and females matching the description of the suspects who had apparently assaulted a woman, robbed her, then fled the area. As officers approached the group, additional officers tended to the victim who stated she had been attacked and robbed by four teenagers, two males and two females. The victim stated she was approached by the group while she was walking on Parker Street. The victim stated one of the males in the group shoved her to the ground before two additional members joined him in kicking the victim several times about the head and body while the fourth teen filmed the incident on a cell phone. The victim stated the suspects grabbed her cell phone and fled the area on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The statement from the victim was relayed to officers who were speaking with the group who were able to recover the victim’s cell phone from one of the teens. All four of the teens were taken into custody. While placing the suspects under arrest, officers received additional information that a second victim had also identified the group as his assailants from an earlier assault and battery in which the suspects kicked the victim before unsuccessfully attempting the steal the victim’s backpack. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Mattapan, a 14-year-old juvenile male of Mattapan, a 13-year-old juvenile female of Roxbury and an 11-year-old juvenile female of Dorchester. The suspects are expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit; Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot).