Recent Robberies Similar, Likely Unrelated
Be careful coming back from the Community College T Stop late at night.
An unarmed robbery that occurred Sunday bore a close resemblance to another recent crime, but may not be connected.
Boston Police reported that, on Sunday around 9:30 p.m., two men and a woman attacked a female victim on Monument Street. The woman told police (and later Charlestown Patch) that she had recently left the Community College T station.
Sgt. Tom Lema said that another woman reported a similar attack on Saturday, Nov. 19.
She told police that two men and a woman “punched her to the ground” and robbed her on Dunstable Street after she left the Community College station. The crime occurred around 8:15 p.m., Lema said, and both women were under 35.
While the two crimes sound similar, Lema said they differ on important details. Sunday’s victim described her assailants as African-American. The earlier victim, Lema said, described her assailants as possibly white or Hispanic.
Both crimes remain under investigation, Lema said.
Charlestown Patch would like to thank commenter mm who pointed out the similarity between the crimes.