Friday, June 20, 2014

Cell phone snatcher- Snatched by Police

Daniel Smith
On June 19, 2014 at approximately 7pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 received a radio call to respond to Andrew Sq. MBTA station for a report of a Robbery in progress. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who informed the officers of the following; while walking through the lobby of the station the victim was in possession of his cellular telephone and US Currency which he was holding in his hand. Suddenly, a male came up from behind him and forcefully snatched the phone and money from the victim and fled. The victim pursued the offending male out of the station however the offending male made good his escape. The victim was able to furnish a detailed description of the offending male.

Officers conducted an area search and shortly thereafter located a male, later identified as Daniel Smith 26 of South Boston, on the corner of Gavin and Logan Way who matched the description. Smith was positively identified by the victim as the male who stole his phone and money. Smith was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Smith will be arraigned sometime today in South Boston District Court for Robbery-Unarmed.

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The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.