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Victim Stabbed, Robbed of iPad Near Pleasant Street and Parkman Street

Police are looking for two men in connection with a stabbing and an armed robbery in North Brookline.

Brookline Police reported a stabbing near Pleasant Street and Browne Street at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29.

Brookline Police reported that the stabbing occurred during an armed robbery. The suspects reportedly punched and stabbed the victim, then took their iPad and bag. Police are looking for two male suspects, described as 6-feet-tall, wearing knit caps over their faces, fleece pullovers and jeans.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. As of 10:30 p.m., there was no information on the extent of the victim’s injuries. Brookline and Boston University Police are searching for the suspects. 

Last week, a man was arrested in connection to an armed robbery on Freeman Street and St. Paul's Street. In December, three men were indicted for an armed robbery. 

 

Sharon January 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM
I have loved in Brookline for 6 years and moved here because I felt safe and now that is the complete opposite. The police are heavily present during the day to monitor street work but are clearly absent at night as can be seen by the unacceptable increase in crime on a near weekly basis in Brookline and Coolidge Corner area. I am truly at a loss and now fearful of being out at night let alone walking around with 2 young children. The police MUST find a way to make it clear that Brookline is once again heavily patrolled not only by parking patrol but by police ensuring our safety both day AND night seeing as Brookline is a family community. The amount of crime in recent days is completely unacceptable. I want to feel safe in my neighborhood again!
Wendy January 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM
I agree with Sharon. Living in Coolidge corner is getting dangerous. We need more police protection at night. I am afraid to go out after dark.
Jodi Russ January 30, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Someone started an online petition addressing this: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/violent-crimewave-northbrookline/
Mike S January 31, 2013 at 05:36 AM
At night the police seem to focus too much on pulling people over for traffic violations in hopes of arresting a DUI or giving motorists speeding tickets. I very rarely see them cruising town like they do during the daytime. It's like a completely different operation at night, mostly just parked cruisers waiting for calls and monitoring traffic.
Mike S January 31, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Brookline is still safe and unless you expect them to put a cop on every block what you are saying and the petition I just read is completely ridiculous. If you are out at night and you are by yourself and have no means of protection or an escape plan, you are just another potential victim. The police can't be everywhere at once! Yes, there is crime and there will always be crime until the end of time. This is why things like gun bans just make everything worse. The criminals will still have their guns and they will still have their knives, but you won't. Brookline is VERY quiet at night, and if you were out late at night you'd know that. It's the reason why the police sit on Route 9 every night with their speed traps, there is hardly anything for them to do, and the most likely crime being committed at night is DUI. The statistics still show Brookline is still a very safe town. Stop walking around at night by yourself with your expensive cell phones in plain site and headphones in your ears. Stop making yourselves targets and start realizing that the police aren't going to prevent crime before it happens. Start carrying a legal means of protection and possibly take a self defense course if you really feel this paranoid.
nbtaskforce@yahoo.com January 31, 2013 at 03:54 PM
I started the petition with a neighbor. We are regular folks who are demanding more police presence (the town needs to support the police, and they need the manpower to stop this violence. 1) This is Armed, violent, crimes (1/2 dozen in 6 months) in one 5 block neighborhood. 2) The largest Drug bust in Brookline History (Marijauna and $177K in cash) coincidentally happened within this area (a BU grad student on Freeman st in Nov) (1 Block from the latest stabbing, 2-3 blocks from the previous crimes) 3) The police have neighborhood community support. We want them to have the resources (manpower, support for stop and frisk activities, whatever they need) from the community. Sign the petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/violent-crimewave-northbrookline/ 2) The
S January 31, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Completey agree. And to Mike S...at least 3 of the armed robberies this past fall were committed between 5pm and 6pm. People shouldn't be out walking around at 5 and 6pm...give me a break. Also, many of these robberies have been against people who were in groups (many of these incidents have been cases where there were 2 or 3 people who were together and they became the victims). So, your rant against people walking alone is also not applicable here. Additionally, almost all of the incidents have been within the same 4-5 blocks. Obviously there's an issue in that area (as opposed to this being an issue for all of Brookline). So, while everyone who lives in an urban area needs to accept a certain amount of crime as "normal" and everyone should make responsible decisions about their behavior (for example, it's much more likely that there will be problems at 2am and people who are out at that hour are accepting that increased level of risk), it's also reasonable to say that what has been going on in this 4-5 block stretch since September is ridiculous and people are legitimately able to say that they don't feel safe anymore.
Mike S January 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM
By the way, if you walk or drive down that area of pleasant st / freeman st area, theirs a bunch of marked and unmarked police cars sitting there. I'd say the petition is unnecessary, the police presence was clearly increased already. Noticed this the past few days
Diana Spiegel February 01, 2013 at 04:50 AM
COMMUNITY MEETING RE RECENT CRIMES IN NORTH BROOKLINE Sponsored by the NBNA (North Brookline Neighborhood Association) When: Monday Feb 11, 7pm Where: Devotion School Cafeteria (lower level) What: The Brookline Chief of Police will describe what the Police Department is doing to solve and prevent these crimes and will answer questions.

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