Three separate armed robberies happened within 15 minutes on Mission Hill streets on Nov. 23, according to a Boston Police Department alert.
In all three cases, a male victim was robbed at gunpoint by a man who demanded cash only. The robberies apparently occurred in the 9 p.m. hour on Fisher Avenue and Alleghany and Hillside streets. Two of the suspects are described as black males, the third as a white male.
Police described the three robberies as follows:
1. The victim was approached by the robber from behind while in the area of Alleghany and Parker streets. The suspect displayed a black firearm and demanded money, then fled when the victim refused. The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and a Boston Bruins baseball cap.
2. The victim was approached by the robber from behind while on Fisher Avenue. The suspect displayed a black firearm and robbed the victim. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a navy sweatshirt and dark sweatpants.
3. The victim was grabbed from behind by the robber while in the area of 156 Hillside St. The suspect displayed a black handgun and robbed the victim. The suspect is described as a white male with “shadow” facial hair, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, medium build, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a gray flat-brimmed hat. The suspect is also described as smelling of burned marijuana.
The robbery wave is the second in Mission Hill this fall. Groups of armed young men robbed people in two incidents in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue in October.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact detectives at Roxbury’s District B-2 Police Station at 617-343-4275 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27463.