A woman was robbed Monday night, around 9:30pm, on Richmond Street while walking toward Commercial Street with another woman. According to the Boston Police report, two males were walking in front of the women when a female behind them grabbed the victim’s purse. The suspects were identified as in their late teens/early 20’s and dark-skinned, black or hispanic. After purse snatch, the suspects ran toward Atlantic Avenue. The victim, a North End resident, was not physically harmed. She later found the purse with $200 missing in the area around the Golden Goose.
Reported incidents from this week’s Boston Police Log are shown below, courtesy of BPD District A-1. Breaking & Entering – Residential 04/30/14 – 7:15am – 5:00pm Victim reports that the front door of her Cleveland Place apartment was forced open and an iPad, 2 laptop computers and 3 watches were stolen. 04/27/2014 – 250 HANOVER Read More…
The Boston Police have issued a special alert regarding a dramatic increase in the number of thefts of property from motor vehicles. The North End/Waterfront is in Area A-1 which has experienced a 38% increase in theft. The police consider this a preventable crime, primarily caused by owners leaving valuables in sight (i.e., GPS, laptops, etc.).
Boston Police Report Increase in Theft from Motor Vehicles
BPD Offers Prevention Tips for Motor Vehicle Break-ins
From January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009, statistics indicate that 5 out of 12 Boston Police Districts are reporting an increase in the number of Larceny from a Motor Vehicle. Seven districts have reported a decrease in the number of thefts from motor vehicles. This has resulted in a 6% increase of motor vehicle break-ins citywide.
On January 17, 1950, the Great Brink’s Robbery took place in Boston’s North End at the corner of Commercial and Prince Streets. Still known today as the “Brink’s Garage,” the property marks where $1,218,211.29 in cash and $1,557,183.83 in checks, money orders, and other securities were taken in the “crime of the century” and the Read More…