Transit and Boston Police are increasing patrols and alerting the public after several Dorchester area robberies. All of the robberies targeted women while they were walking home from MBTA Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.
The incidents have occurred between the hours of 7 pm. and 10:30 pm. In some
of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age
20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect
has engaged victims in a brief conversation before demanding money.
Due to the fact the robberies occurred on the city of Boston streets, the Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and
circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to
call Boston Police District-11 Detectives at (617) 343-4335.
As always if you have any information regarding crime on the MBTA please call us at 617-222-1050. If you wish to provide us information anonymously you may do so simply by texting your message to 873873 or by downloading our SeeSay app for smartphones.