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Community Safety Meeting Planned to Address Recent Crime

A community safety meeting is planned for Monday evening at the Devotion School.

Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary will host a community safety meeting on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in caferteria of the Devotion School.

The North Brookline Neighborhood Association, which covers the areas of precincts 2, 8 and 9 in North Brookline is sponsoring this meeting with the Brookline Police Department. Selectman Nancy Daily will be in attendance as well as a representative from the Boston University Community Relations Department.

Residents are asked to come out a voice their concerns and hear from the police regarding public safety in the wake of recent street crimes.

There has been an increase of street robberies in Brookline, and a petition was created calling on law enforcement to address some community concerns.

A Quincy man was arrested in connection to an armed robbery on Freeman Street and St. Paul Street in January. In December, three men were indicted for armed robberies near the Boston University campus in September and October. Both situations involved robbery at gunpoint.

Last week, there was a robbery in which the victim was non-fatally stabbed and beaten. The suspects were arrested and both Brookline Police and Boston University Police have stepped up their presence in town since.

Of the seven suspects, six have been arrested and charged. During the press conference regarding the arrest of the two suspects in the most recent robbery, Chief O'Leary said that cameras played a crucial role in their detainment, and advocated that more cameras be used in town. 

This meeting will cover the concerns of the residents in the area, which has been the target of these robberies. 

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