BPD Officers Arrest 19-Year-Old Suspect Months after Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Hyde Park


ARREST MADE: At about 9:05 PM, on Monday, October 8, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 20 Prescott Street in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers spoke with a pizza delivery driver who stated that he had made contact with a customer via cellphone who indicated he would meet him at the above address to receive his food order. The victim stated that when he went to hand the food over, the male party pulled a firearm from his jacket pocket before pointing it at the victim while demanding the food and valuables from the victim. The unknown male suspect then fled the area on foot with the food and an undisclosed amount of cash.

District detectives conducted a lengthy investigation which then led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old male from Hyde Park. At about 1:30 PM on Friday March 1, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested the male suspect without incident in the area of 1823 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. Investigators later recovered a black Daisy Powerline BB gun from the suspect’s residence.

The suspect has since been arraigned on an Armed Robbery charge in West Roxbury District Court.