Yesterday afternoon at roughly 5:30 pm, Brookline Police arrested one suspect allegedly involved in the recent armed robberies of Boston University students. The juvenile suspect, with his attorney Brian Wiseman, turned himself in to the Brookline Police Department. They presented themselves to Captain Thomas Keaveney, and Officers Muise, Pilot, and McNeil.
The suspect is believed to have been the young man with braces, dressed in a red sweatshirt and wearing Air Jordans sneakers from the surveillance video released earlier this week by authorities.
The arrest is the latest development in the joint investigation between the Boston, Brookline, and Boston University Police Departments in the four armed robberies of BU students and one BU graduate, that have occurred since September 23. Backpacks, mobile phones, and wallets were targeted in the string of robberies. Since the first incident on September 23, the three police departments have worked in tandem, investigating, exchanging information, and increasing directed patrols.
The case is still under investigation.
These suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Please report any future incidents or suspicion without delay to the Brookline Police Department. Residents with any information on the robberies are urged to contact Crime Stoppers Tip line at 800-494-TIPS or text the word "Tip" to 27463.
By R. Harvey Bravman, Publisher