BPD Community Alert: Officers Investigating Armed Robbery in the Area of Paris Street, East Boston

At about 6:30 AM on Monday, January 8, 2018, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the 200 block area of Paris Street.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that the 43-year-old female victim was exiting her residence with her 10-year-old son when the suspect entered the stairwell area of the residence, displayed a folding knife, and ordered the victims to sit on the steps. The suspect then demanded money and took cash from the female victim’s purse. The suspect then indecently exposed himself to the victims while attempting to force the victims back up the stairs. Hearing the commotion, a neighbor came to their rescue, running down the stairs and yelling at the suspect. The suspect fled in a dark colored sedan (possibly a Toyota Corolla or Camry with a partial registration plate of 5FX) that was parked with its hazards on at the corner of Marion and Paris Streets.

The suspect is described as a white male with green eyes and yellow hair, about 6’2” tall with a muscular build wearing all black, a black hat, and a black mask.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police District A-7 detectives at (617) 343-4234.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.