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- Cal Anderson robbery: SPD posted details of a Friday night robbery in Cal Anderson reportedly involving an armed suspect. No arrests have been made and the victim was not injured in the hold-up.
Man Robbed of Phone in Cal Anderson Park
A 19-year-old man walking through Cal Anderson Park last night was robbed at gunpoint last night as he walked through the park.
The man was walking through the park near the basketball courts around 8:30 pm when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect asked the victim for the time. The victim pulled out his cell phone to read the time. The suspect then grabbed the phone and began to walk away. The victim tried to physically take the phone back, but the suspect brandished a silver colored handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim fled and called 911 from another location.
Officers responded and searched the area but did not locate the suspect. He was described as a black male, 20′s, approximately 6’00 tall, thin build, wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt. The victim was not injured.
- E Harrison purse snatch: Earlier this week, a woman told police she had her purse snatched while walking in 1700 block of E Harrison. Here is the SPD report on the 7 PM Monday incident.
- Alleged QFC booze thief assaults cop: A man being arrested for allegedly ripping off booze from the Harvard Market QFC found himself in even deeper trouble when he reportedly kicked a police sergeant assisting in placing the suspect in a holding cell at the 12th and Pine East Precinct headquarters Friday afternoon. The incident began with a QFC security guard reporting that he was punched by the suspect as the man attempted to flee with the boosted booze around 3 PM. The suspect reportedly also downed a portion of his ill-gotten liquor before fleeing from the area of the store and being chased down by police on Boylston. The suspect was booked for investigation of robbery and assaulting a police officer.