Monday, January 27, 2020

Male assaulted and robbed at Back Bay Station. Arrested by TPD

Anthony Zaniboni
On January 25, 2020 at approximately 9:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Back Bay station for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a male 62 years of age, and witnesses who relayed the following information: The victim while standing on the Orange Line platform was assaulted in the back of his head with a closed fist by a male who also relieved the victim of his sunglasses. The victim was struck with enough force that he fell to the ground. While on the ground the assailant struck the victim several more times about his face and head. Witnesses provided responding officers with a detailed description and an area search was conducted.

The initial area search was unsuccessful, however determined officers never gave up and at approximately 12PM located a male, later identified as Anthony Zaniboni, 33, of Boston on Summer & Chauncy Street in Boston matching the description given. Officers approached Zaniboni and soon discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued out of Boston Municipal Court for Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Malicious Destruction of Property and Trespassing. Zaniboni was also in possession of the victim's sunglasses and admitted to the robbery. Zaniboni was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

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