Serial robber arrested again in JP; stolen bike returned to 13-year-old victim

A 14-year-old male repeat offender was again arrested in Jamaica Plain on Friday, April 10 for stealing a bike. 

Just before 2 p.m. on April 10, officers from Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 station received reports from a 13-year-old male victim that his bike had been stolen in the area of 301 Centre St. 

Later police observed a young male riding on a red and black bicycle in the area of Centre and Mozart Streets. Known to police, officers approached the male due to the report of a bike robbery in the area in which a red and black bike had been stolen

According to police they recognized the 14-year-old male on the bike from prior incidents in the area that included one for Armed Robbery. 

After speaking to the suspect officers learned he had an active warrant for Armed Robbery out of Suffolk County Juvenile Court. 

The suspect was taken into custody and the stolen bicycle was returned to the mother of the 13-year-old victim.   

The suspect was arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court for Receiving Stolen Property.   

According to police the suspect was identified and arrested in three prior robberies in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. 

The first incident occurred on January 19 when officers from Roxbury’s District B-2 station responded to a radio call for a robbery report in the area of 261 Walnut Ave. 

In that incident officers spoke to a victim who stated he had been robbed in the area of 34 Marcella St. The victim said he was walking from the Jackson Square MBTA Station when he was approached by four males, one of whom was brandishing a knife. 

The suspects then fled the area toward the Academy Homes Housing Development. 

The suspect who brandished the knife and threatened the victim was positively identified as the 14-year-old Jamaica Plain suspect. In this incident he was charged with Armed Robbery, Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, Armed Robbery, and Trespassing.   

Then, one day later on January 20 officers assigned to Jamaica Plain responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress in the area of 3 Sunnyside Street in Jamaica Plain. The victim told police a group of teenage males had robbed him. The victim said he was walking from Jackson Square MBTA Station when he observed the group of males. The victim told police the group followed him down Sunnyside Street. The victim said he was in front of 3 Sunnyside Street when he was struck in the back of the head and threatened by the males, two of whom were wearing a mask. The victim said he handed over his cash to the males who fled onto Centre Street toward Jackson Square. 

Officers arrested six males that again included the 14-year-old Jamaica Plain teen. He was charged with Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery. 

Finally on Friday, March 27 Jamaica Plain officers responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in progress in the area of 124 Minden St. 

The two victims told police  they were approached by two young males who demanded their wallets. The victims said one of the males indicated he was in possession of a firearm, by holding the apparent gun inside of his hooded sweatshirt. 

Officers searched the area for the suspects and eventually located two individuals who matched the description of the suspects in the area of 65 Walden St. 

Officers again arrested the 14-year-old Jamaica Plain teen who was charged with Intent to Rob while Armed.

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