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Published on May 22, 2024
Boston Police Seek Public's Aid to Identify Suspect in Roxbury Armed RobberySource: Boston Police Department

The Boston Police Department is turning to the public for help in tracking down a suspect in a brazen armed robbery in Roxbury. The incident took place last night, with officials releasing details and a description of the suspect today.

According to a community alert issued by the BPD, the armed robbery occurred around 5:40 PM near 537 Dudley St. The individual, described as a light-skinned male possessing facial hair, was last seen wearing a white hat, long sleeve plaid shirt, light blue pants, white sneakers, and was carrying a stop and shop bag. During the robbery, the suspect displayed a firearm.

Detectives from District B-2 are leading the investigation and have asked anyone with information to come forward. The Boston Police Department has pledged to maintain the confidentiality of those who prefer to provide tips anonymously. Citizens can share tips by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line or texting the provided number.

The Boston Police Department has reassured the community that it will "stringently guard and protect" the identities of informants. In the statement, published on the BPD website, officials stress the value of community assistance in solving the case and bringing the perpetrator to justice. They encourage anyone with knowledge of the incident or the suspect to reach out. "Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275," the statement read.