2 violent street robberies put Ashmont-Adams area on alert

A video shows two of three suspects believed to be involved in a pair of violent street robberies in Ashmont-Adams over the last two weeks. BPD video.

Boston Police in Area C-11 are warning the public to be watchful after a pair of violent street robberies in the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood on two recent Saturday nights that could be connected.

The first assault happened on Sat., Jan. 16, around 12:50 a.m. near 656 Adams St. Police report that a male victim was accosted by three suspects who beat him and stole his cell phone, air pods, wallet and about $40 in cash.

A similar incident, in which an adult male was jumped by two suspects in their late teens, took place on Sat., Jan. 23, around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 490 Ashmont St.

That victim, who was sent to a local hospital for evaluation, was punched repeatedly in the face, causing “facial lacerations and a contusion to his right eye,” according to a BPD report.

“The suspects were able to get away with the victim’s cell phone as well as a bag containing his personal belongings,” police said, adding that the suspects fled on foot down Adams Street toward Pierce Ave. and noting that officers and additional responding C-11 units searched the area for the suspects to no avail.

Anyone with information relative to the suspects in the video above is asked to contact District C-11 detectives at 617-343-4335.