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Police: Man Robbed at Gunpoint, Pistol-Whipped on Beacon Hill Friday

The man was told to get on his knees at Joy and Mt. Vernon streets.

CORRECTION: The incident below reportedly happened at midnight Friday, not 8 a.m., as a previous story stated. 

A man reported to police that as he was walking down Joy Street around midnight Friday he was stopped by a man who pointed a silver revolver at his head and told him to get on his knees or be killed.

The victim said the suspect then ordered him to empty his pockets, which he did, handing over an iPhone, iPad, cash, credit cards and his keys. The suspect then pistol-whipped the victim and ran from the scene, at the corner of Joy and Mt. Vernon streets, toward the Boston Common.

The victim went to his girlfriend's home on Beacon Hill and banged on the door to get her attention to call police. A resident heard the banging and called police to report a breaking and entering in progress. When police arrived, the victim explained that he was trying to contact his girlfriend and not breaking in.

Police observed a laceration to his right cheek, where he said he was pistol-whipped.

The suspect is described as a black man between 18 to 24 years old, about 6'3", and wearing a brown, hooded Celtics sweatshirt. 

Jeff December 21, 2012 at 03:52 PM
We are going through a crime wave in Beacon Hill. Where are the required Police patrols?? We never see any Police on foot or bike in our neighborhood as we did in the past. Please call the Civic Association today and have them pressure the Police Department for a patrol presence now before we have more additional injured Citizens.

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