On May 21, 2019 we posted photo's of a person of interest relative to an Armed Robbery Investigation (see posting here).
In this incident the victim was offering an expensive iPhone for sale via social media. The suspect in this matter responded to the victim's ad and requested the victim conduct the exchange at an MBTA station. The victim agreed and was subsequently robbed and assaulted. Unfortunately this scenario has played out several times in the past.
If you chose to sell or buy items advertised on social media and the seller/buyer requests on meeting at an MBTA station PLEASE insist the exchange take place in the lobby of MBTA Transit Police HQ, 240 Southampton Street, Roxbury, MA. 02118. We are accessible via the MBTA's Andrew Sq. Red Line station and MBTA Bus Route's 8, 9 and 10. (see additional MBTA options here)
If this is not a convenient option please consider utilizing your local police department.
Our number one priority is the safety of our riding public and we encourage you to follow our suggestion above when buying or selling items via social media. Thank You
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at email@example.com