Boston police seek help identifying robbery suspect in Charlestown

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BOSTON — Boston Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man connected to a robbery that occurred on March 29 in the Charlestown neighborhood.

The incident took place around 5:14 p.m. near 330 Rutherford Avenue, where a suspect allegedly robbed a victim during a meet-up organized to complete a Facebook Marketplace transaction.

According to the victim, the suspect fled with the item that was up for sale.

The individual sought by the District A-1/A-15 detectives is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, last seen wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and pink and white sneakers.

Notably, he has a small tattoo on his left hand and may go by the name “Roman.”

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the case and urges anyone with information to contact the District A-1/A-15 detectives at (617) 343-4571.

The department assures that the identities of those providing anonymous tips will be protected.

In light of this incident and the increasing popularity of online marketplaces, the Boston Police Department reminds the public of the “Safe Exchange Zones” located at all police stations across the city.

These designated areas are intended to provide a secure environment for conducting transactions and are monitored by security video around the clock.

The full list of Safe Exchange Zones includes BPD Headquarters and district stations in Downtown, East Boston, Charlestown, Roxbury, Mattapan, South Boston, Dorchester, South End, Brighton, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Hyde Park.

Residents are encouraged to use these locations to ensure safer exchanges when meeting strangers for online purchases.

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