Police arrest suspect in Back Bay, Fenway armed robberies
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Police arrest suspect in Back Bay, Fenway armed robberies

Boston police arrest suspect in Back Bay, Fenway armed robberies

A weapon was never shown

MAN CAUGHT ON SECURITY CAMERAS IN TWO ARMED ROBBERIES. THIS WEEK. THE ROBBERIES HAPPENED ON TWO SEPARATE DAYS. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE SUSPECT WEARING ALMOST THE EXACT SAME CLOTHES. YEAH. THAT’S RIGHT. BRIANNA ED ARE HERE NOW WITH NEWSCENTER FIVE AT 430 JESSICA BEN. THANK YOU FOR THAT, FOLKS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US LIVE HERE IN THE NEWSROOM FOR NEWSCENTER FIVE. AT 430. I’M ED HARDY AND I’M MARIA STEPHANOS. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE ROBBER HELD UP TWO STORES, ONE ON NEWBURY STREET LAST NIGHT, ANOTHER ON COMM AVE ON WEDNESDAY. AND TONIGHT OUR PETER ELIOPOULOS IS LIVE IN KENMORE SQUARE WITH MORE ON THE SEARCH FOR THAT SUSPECT PETER. YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT UNDER MARIA. THE FIRST ONE HAPPENED HERE ON CALM AVE. HERE. THE SUSPECT RAN OUT OF THE STORE. THE CLERK THERE CHASED HIM AND HE RAN TOWARD BOYLSTON STREET, BUT GOT AWAY. RIGHT NOW, BOSTON POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THIS MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBING TWO BOSTON SMOKE SHOPS. TWO BLOCKS APART IN THE PAST TWO DAYS. THE FIRST ONE HAPPENING ON COMM AVON KENMORE SQUARE. A MAN WHOM THE CLERK ESTIMATES IS IN HIS 60S, COMES IN DEMANDING CIGARETS AND CASH. THE CLERK TELLING US OFF CAMERA. THE MAN SAID HE HAD A GUN. HE THEN GOES INTO THE CASH DRAWER AND GETS ABOUT $500. THE ROBBER THEN WENT FOR THE CIGARETS. AS THE CLERK PRESSES THE PANIC BUTTON, BUT THE SUSPECT RAN OUT SHORTLY AFTER THE SECOND ROBBERY HAPPENING YESTERDAY AT CITY SMOKE SHOP ON BUSY NEWBURY STREET. WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME MAN WEARING THE SAME CLOTHES COMES IN SAYING HE HAS A GUN AGAIN. THE CLERK HANDS OVER SEVERAL CARTONS OF CIGARETS AND THEN OPENS THE CASH DRAWER FOR THE SUSPECT, WHO LATER TAKES THE CLERK’S PHONE SO HE CAN’T CALL 911. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO ACTUALLY HAPPEN IN THE END. THE CLERK DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, SO IT’S DEFINITELY IT’S DEFINITELY SCARY. BOSTON POLICE PUTTING OUT THIS COMMUNITY ALERT, ASKING THE PUBLIC TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE SUSPECT, WHO THEY SAY FLED TOWARD BOYLSTON STREET AFTER BOTH ROBBERIES. THAT’S KIND OF SAD, A LITTLE BIT FREAKY. BU STUDENTS WHO LIVE NEAR WHERE THIS HAPPENED ARE CONCERNED. THIS STRIP, I ALWAYS JUST KIND OF KEEP MY HEAD DOWN AND WALK, BUT I’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THAT. SO AT THIS HOUR, BOSTON POLICE HAVE NOT MADE ANY ARRESTS. IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN IN THE VIDEO, YOU’RE ASKED TO GIVE THEM A CAL

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Boston police arrest suspect in Back Bay, Fenway armed robberies

A weapon was never shown

A 61-year-old Boston man was arrested Friday in connection with recent armed robberies in the Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston, police said. Police said David Joseph Laffey was arrested in the area of Island Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard.Laffey was being charged with two counts of armed robbery in Roxbury District Court. According to police, when Laffey was arrested, he was in possession of drugs and will also be charged with possession of class A and class B drugs. Police said armed robberies occurred on Wednesday around 5 p.m. in the area of 470 Commonwealth Avenue and around 9:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of 324 Newbury Street.The suspect claimed to have a firearm but never showed his weapon, police said. He was also carrying a large gray travel bag.

A 61-year-old Boston man was arrested Friday in connection with recent armed robberies in the Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston, police said.

Police said David Joseph Laffey was arrested in the area of Island Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard.

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Laffey was being charged with two counts of armed robbery in Roxbury District Court.

According to police, when Laffey was arrested, he was in possession of drugs and will also be charged with possession of class A and class B drugs.

Police said armed robberies occurred on Wednesday around 5 p.m. in the area of 470 Commonwealth Avenue and around 9:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of 324 Newbury Street.

The suspect claimed to have a firearm but never showed his weapon, police said. He was also carrying a large gray travel bag.

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