Beacon Hill Beat
Larceny – Shoplifting
04/19/20 – A Charles Street liquor store reported two unknown male suspects entered the store at about 1:12 p.m., and one of them concealed a bottle of champagne under his jacket. The store clerk asked the suspects to leave before confronting them in an attempt to retrieve the item. The victim and the suspect wrestled to the floor over control of the bottle. Both suspects then fled on foot with the merchandise.
04/21/20 – Three suspects were arrested on the MBTA for armed robbery at around 9:42 p.m., after fleeing a Cambridge Street convenience store, which they had just robbed. One of the suspects, armed with a hammer, threatened the clerk and struck him on the knee with the tool. All three suspects stole food items and miscellaneous store items and a charity donation box before fleeing the store. The suspects were charged with armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a hammer). The store provided police with video footage of the incident.