crime on West Broadway
According the website Universal Hub, a series of robberies took place in South Boston this week in the West Broadway neighborhood. Boston Police report a white male suspect about 6 feet tall, robbed people at knifepoint in three separate incidents.
On Saturday, October 27th at around 7pm, A man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with a gray and white scarf over his face held a knife and stole someone’s iPhone and $100 in cash at the Broadway Laundromat (360 West Broadway).
On Sunday, October 28th at 6:30 am, wearing a gray hoodie and a scar on his right hand, robbed a women of her earrings at the corner of E and West Fourth Streets. He had a knife.
On Monday, October 29th at 4pm, a white male in a black hoodie walked behind the counter at Kim’s Market (305 W. Broadway) with a knife and demanded money. He ran way before he could rob the store.
So be on the lookout Southie. Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for any suspicious behavior. As alway, if you see anything, call the police.
Thank you to Eileen Murphy for posting on our Facebook page.
UPDATE: Boston Police is offering up some safety tips:
– Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Take extra care when parking, walking or returning to your car. Remain in well-lit, populated areas.
– Wear sneakers or shoes to allow for added mobility.
– Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Be observant of those around you and of passing vehicles.
– Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.
– Avoid walking alone late at night if possible. Walk with friends, or with a group of other commuters.
– Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use the whistle to signal you need assistance.
– Yelling “Fire!” “Help!” and/or “Rape!” are ways of drawing attention and alerting others you need help.
– Hold your car/house keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
– Carry a cell phone.
– Call ahead to your destination with your estimated time of arrival. If you don’t show up someone will know to begin looking for you
– Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Don’t let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts. Don’t assume, “it will never happen to me.”
– If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to scare, distract or even incapacitate the attacker long enough to escape.
– If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant or residence
Anyone with information related to the recent robberies is asked to contact the District C-6 detectives (617) 343-4742. Community members wishing to assist in the investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). (Messaging and data rates may apply.) The Boston Police Department will strictly guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.