By John Lynds
Investigators are trying to find the man that held a mother and son at knife point, robbed them and then indecently exposed himself to the victims.
On Monday, January 8 at 6:30 a.m. police from District 7 responded to a radio call of an armed robbery on the 200-block of Paris Street.
A very shaken 43-year-old mother and her 10-year-old son reported that as they were exiting their residence on Paris Street, a man entered the home’s hallway and displayed a folding knife. The suspect ordered the mother and son to sit in the stairwell and demanded money, and took cash from the mother’s purse.
The suspect then indecently exposed himself to the mother and son and attempted to force the two back upstairs into their apartment.
Hearing a commotion in the hallway, a neighbor in one of the home’s other apartments ran downstairs and yelled at the suspect.
The suspect fled the home and jumped into a dark colored sedan that police said could possibly be a Toyota Corolla or Camry that was parked on the corner of Paris and Marion Streets with its hazards on. The victims and neighbor got a look at the suspect’s plate but was only able to give police a partial registration that included 5FX.
According to the victims the suspect is described as a white male with green eyes and yellow hair, about 6’2” tall with a muscular build wearing all black, a black hat, and a black mask.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police District A-7 detectives at (617) 343-4234.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.