On Saturday, three teens, one with a knife, approached two victims who were walking a dog on the Jamaicaway at the Pond.
The incident comes less than 20 hours after a crowd of more than 50 attended an emergency community meeting for police to discuss their response to two Sept. 24 muggings. In one of those muggings, which took place late at night, the victim was left tied to a tree.
Saturday’s incident, by contrast, took place in broad daylight. Three teens approached two people walking a dog along the Jamaicaway at 12:15 p.m., according to Police Sgt. Michael McCarthy.
“One had what appeared to be a kitchen knife,” the officer said.
When the victims screamed, the teens fled on two bikes, with one bike carrying two of the suspects.
No one was injured, McCarthy said.
One of the suspects wore a red hooded sweatshirt.
While the police report gave the location of the attack as 511 Jamaicaway, which is near the intersection with Pond Street, earlier reports said it occurred by Perkins Street.
BPD at Jamaica Pond: 2 teens put kitchen knives up to person's neck, near Perkins and Jway. Both abt 15, black maybe Hisp., in red hoodies.
— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) October 4, 2014
The suspects in the Sept. 24 muggings are described by police as two young men, either black or black and Hispanic, between 14 and 21. One stood 5-0 or 5-4 while the other was between 5-5 and 6-0.
Top brass from the police department came to the Pond Friday. They told concerned residents they’ve increased patrols, including sending a cruiser with its blue lights on along the Pond path. They’ve also fixed a broken call light at the Pond.
Police ask anyone with information about any of the incidents to contact District E-13 detectives at 617-343-5628.
Previous coverage on Jamaica Plain News:
- Police Vow to Keep Up Extra Patrols Until Pond Muggers Caught
- Armed Robberies at Pond Spark Emergency Community Meeting
- Victim Tied to Tree at Pond as Armed Robbers Strike Twice
- Bicyclist Robbed of Laptop, Phone and Cash at Jamaica Pond