Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mt. Washington Bank was robbed this afternoon for the second time in two weeks.
Mt. Washington Bank on Centre Street was robbed this afternoon, according to police. Boston Police were alerted to the robbery by an alarm at the bank, located at 515 Centre St., at 2:54 p.m. Alex Jones (@alexjonesphoto) tweeted a description of the suspect: "Suspect is a 6' white male, aged 30-40, wearing a green jacked (sic) and sunglasses, displayed a black handgun" Police could not confirm which direction the robber went and did not have a description. The same bank was robbed the afternoon of April 1. The suspect in that incident was caught within minutes of the robbery. Jamaica Plain Patch will provide updates as they become available.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A man made off with $50 after telling a cab driver he would shoot him.
A cab driver was robbed after a passenger he picked up threatened to kill him if he didn’t hand over all of his money. The victim told police he picked up a passenger at the corner of downtown Dec. 2 who told him to head to Jamaica Plain. The passenger had him park between two cares at 959 Parker St. When the cab driver refused, the passenger said, "Open the partition, I have a gun, I want all your money or I'm going to blow your head off," according to a police report. The cab driver gave the passenger $50, who got out and took off on Parker Street, the report says. The cab driver told police he never saw a gun. Police canvassed the area but never found the suspect, who is described as a 5-foot 9-inch male with a full head of black hair, …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Police recommend not arguing with or agitating the robber, among other tips.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 23, 2011
The Boston Police Department encourages businesses to practice the following safety tips in the event they are robbed: If you have any questions, here is how to get in touch with officers from District E-13, which serves most of Jamaica Plain: These tips were provided by the Boston Police Department.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The suspect had asked an elderly man for a dollar, then when the man took out his wallet, the suspect pushed him over and took his bag.
A robber who took advantage of a stranger's kindness was collared by police after a long foot chase. A 61-year-old man was in the area of Walden and Heath streets yesterday at 10:35 am when another man asked him for a dollar, according to a police report. When the victim opened his wallet, the other man pushed him, took his wallet and a white plastic bag and ran away. Police on patrol noticed someone running and that a woman further away was pointing at the runner. Police spoke with the woman, who told them about the robbery. Police were able to stop the suspect after a long foot chase. The 61-year-old later identified the suspect as the person who robbed him. The suspect also had four counterfeit bills on him, police said. Police arrested…
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Roll over the pins at right to see the reports. Unless otherwise indicated, incidents took place on Tuesday, Jan. 4. These reports were collected from the Boston Police Department, District E-13. The time and place of the alleged crimes are listed. The following reports did not have a specific street address: Persons arrested are innocent until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.