Between Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 Boston Police arrested eight teenagers in Jamaica Plain during two separate incidents involving larceny and unarmed robbery.
The first incidents occurred just before 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20. Officers from District E-7 in JP arrested four teens after responding to a call for a larceny in progress in the area of 141 Green Street.
While traveling to the call police were told that one of the suspects was observed attempting to steal mail out of a United States Postal Service Mailbox near the Green Street location. Officers were provided a description of a motor vehicle possibly belonging to one of the suspects which was observed idling nearby.
Responding officers were able to locate and stop the suspect’s motor vehicle as it was attempting to leave the scene. With the vehicle stopped, officers approached the operator of the vehicle, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Dorchester, and three male passengers later identified as Carlos Delossantos, 18, of Roslindale; a 17-year-old male from Roxbury; and a 17-year-old male from Roslindale.
Police discovered that the operator of the vehicle was unlicensed and did not possess a valid driver’s license so officers instructed all occupants of the car to vacate the vehicle.
While the occupants were exiting the vehicle, officers observed several pieces of torn-open mail, numerous credit cards, checks and other evidence on the rear passenger floor of the car. In light of the above, all suspects were placed under arrest and charged with Larceny Over $250.
The second incident occurred the next day on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Just before 6 p.m. officers from District E-13 responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of 3 Sunnyside St.
Once officers arrived they spoke to the victim who told police a group of teenagers approached him from behind, hit him in the back of the head and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money.
According to the victim, all of the suspects, who appeared to be in their teens, took off running down Centre Street towards Jackson Square. Additionally, the victim said that two of the suspects may have been wearing ski masks.
When offered medical attention for what appeared to be a minor injury, the victim declined.
A search of the immediate area led officers to locate several teens, who appeared to match the description of the suspects involved in the robbery, hanging out inside a pizza shop just a few blocks away from the robbery.
Upon seeing the approaching officers, the teens appeared to look surprised.
Officers arrested four male juveniles, aged 13, 15, 15, and 17, from Boston and charged all four with Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery.