Sgt. Thomas Lema of Boston Police District A-1 recently responded to inquires about the number of robbery incidents on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. Since the first of the year, there have been 3 reported robberies on Hanover Street all in the past month.
1) The first robbery occurred on June 23, 2013 at 4:10am in the vicinity of the Rose Kennedy Greenway by Cross Street. Victim stated that he was going into the North End to eat and got robbed by 2 males that got out of a vehicle & fled the scene.
2) The second robbery occurred on June 26, 2013 at 2:19am at the 7-11 convenience store. Suspect brandished a small gun, took money from the register & fled on Commercial Street towards North Washington Street.
3) The third robbery occurred on July 8, 2013 at 11:16pm, on Hanover Street near North Bennett Street, when a male brandishing a knife, attempted to gain access to a vehicle occupied by two persons.
District A-1 is hosting the next North End Public Safety Meeting on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 6:30 pm at the Nazzaro Community Center. The meeting is open to the public.