Brookline Police put out a statement regarding an armed robbery in Brookline in the early hours of Saturday, January 19.
In a statement, Lt. Phil Harrington said that at around 12:11 a.m. Saturday morning, officers responded to reports of an armed robbery in the area of St. Paul Street and Freeman Street. Three victims reported they were approached from behind by two males. One of the males brandished a black handgun and they demanded their purses and their iPhones, then took off running towards Commonwealth Avenue.
Police are searching for two male suspects described as white, one about 6’2’’ wearing a white hoody and a black jacket carried the handgun, the other stood between 5’1’’ to 6’ with a thick build wearing a black jacket and a scarf over his head.
Boston University Cheif Thomas Robbins put out a similar announcement, stating that one of the victims was a Boston University student.
There were two other unarmed robberies on the west side of the Boston University Campus. These instances are being treated as unrelated. Brookline Police, Boston Police and Boston University Police are investigating this matter further.