Police: Robbery at Knifepoint on Anderson Street; Woman Punched in Face By Unknown Man in Separate Robbery

Police news on and around Beacon Hill, Aug. 27-30.

An Anderson Street man reported to police that just after 2 a.m. Monday he was robbed at knifepoint by three unknown men just outside his apartment. The men took his iPhone and $10 in cash before fleeing in a silver Hyundai that was parked at Anderson and Cambridge streets, according to reports. Police are investigating

Monday, Aug. 27

  • At 11:45 p.m. police responded to Beacon Street for a report of an assault and battery.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

  • At 12:26 a.m. police responded to 5 Blossom St. for a report of an assault and battery.
  • At 4 p.m. police arrested Donald Decristoforo of Beacon Hill at 25 Myrtle St. on a charge of driving without a license. 
  • At 4:36 p.m. police responded to 210 Cambridge St. for a report of an assault and battery. According to police reports, witnesses described a man who was carrying a "carton" of beer hit another man over the head with it. The victim, who police reports said was homeless and intoxicated, described the suspect as his friend who he had been drinking with that night. He didn't want to pursue charges. He was taken to MGH for treatment of a laceration to the back of his head, reports state.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

  • At 12:08 a.m. police responded to Beacon Street for a report of unarmed robbery. According to police reports, a woman said she was punched in the face by an unknown man as she walked through the Public Garden. She had been texting on her phone when she walked by the man and he told her to give it to him. She refused and he pushed her to the ground, punched her in the face and stole it, police reports state. Two anonymous males saw the attack and began to chase after the suspect, who fled down Beacon Street toward Arlington Street. Police were unable to find him.
  • At 8:51 a.m. police responded to 1 Beacon St. for a report of threats to do bodily harm.

Thursday, Aug. 30

  • At 12:55 p.m. police responded to Charles Street for a report of larceny, $50 to $199.
  • At 3:52 p.m. police responded to Beacon Street for a report of assault and battery.
  • At 8:09 a.m. police responded to 255 Charles St. for a report of a car on fire. According to police reports, a woman pulled over after noticing black smoke coming from underneath her car's hood. She lifted the hood and saw flames, then called police and firefighters. The fire was extinguished when police arrived. The woman's car was towed.


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