At about 3:29 PM on Sunday August 4, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 12 Crowley Rogers Way in South Boston. On arrival, officers located two victims, an adult male and an adult female, who stated that they had agreed to meet an unidentified person to purchase an iPhone for a predetermined amount of money via an online website. When they arrived at the location, they handed the money to two males who then fled the area on foot. When the male victim attempted to confront the suspects, they made threats to shoot him, although no firearm was displayed.
At about 6:25 PM, while the victims of the original robbery were being interviewed at District C-6, a call came in for a similar incident in the area of 85 West Broadway Street, which is directly next to the police station. Officers quickly located two additional victims, an adult male and an adult female, who stated that they had just been robbed under the same circumstances as the first two victims. Utilizing numerous investigative resources, detectives were able to identify and locate the suspect who was later identified as Rayquan LeCount, 22, of South Boston, at which time he was placed in custody without incident.
The suspect will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Armed Robbery, Unarmed Robbery and Threats to Commit a Crime.
BPD Public Safety Reminder: As the number of residents buying and selling goods online continues to increase, so too do the potential risks associated with these types of transactions. Incidents such as these can be avoided and prevented by utilizing a BPD “Safe Exchange Zone” which are located at every Boston Police District Station across the city as well as BPD Headquarters. These areas are monitored via security video and available 24 hours a day.
Please see the complete list of addresses below to find the Safe Exchange Zone nearest you:
BPD Headquarters, 1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, 02120
District A-1, 40 New Sudbury Street, Downtown, 02114
District A-7, 69 Paris Street, East Boston, 02128
District A-15, 20 Vine Street, Charlestown, 02129
District B-2, 2400 Washington Street, Roxbury, 02119
District B-3, 1165 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, 02124
District C-6, 101 W Broadway, South Boston, 02127
District C-11, 40 Gibson Street, Dorchester, 02122
District D-4, 650 Harrison Avenue, South End, 02116
District D-14, 301 Washington Street, Brighton, 02135
District E-5, 1708 Centre Street, West Roxbury, 02132
District E-13, 3347 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130
District E-18, 1249 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, 02136