Police Log: Robbers Outside Ruggiero’s Scatter On Seeing Cop

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District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Headquarters, Boston Police

Chris Helms

District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) Headquarters, Boston Police

Here are highlights from the police blotter for Jamaica Plain for Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28. Incidents include an attempted armed robbery right by the E-13 police station.

In that incident, three men approached a victim outside Ruggiero's Market, 3345 Washington St., about 10:45 a.m. last Monday. One of the men, who was in his 20s, about 5-5 and wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey, had a knife. They asked the victim for his belongings, according to a Boston Police spokesman, and the victim threw two $5 bills on the sidewalk. That's when the trio noticed a uniformed officer coming out of the adjacent police station. The would-be muggers ran away.

The times listed below are when the incidents allegedly took place, not when they were reported. Arrests and charges are not convictions.

Saturday, Jan. 25
3 p.m. — Larceny, other ($200 and over) — Minden Street

Saturday, Oct. 18
11 p.m. — Auto theft — 8 Brookside Ave.

Monday, Oct. 27
6 a.m. — Residential break-in (force) — 6 Arcadia St.
10:45 a.m. — Attempted street robbery (knife) — 3345 Washington St. (Ruggiero's)
Noon — Obscene materials (pornography) — 144 McBride St. (English High School)
4 p.m. — Assault and battery — 155 Lamartine St. (Two supplemental reports were also filed in this incident)
7 p.m. — A supplemental report was filed in an incident of assault and battery — 1153 Centre St.
9 p.m. — Auto theft — South Street (Two supplemental reports were also filed in this incident)

Tuesday, Oct. 28
6:46 a.m. — Zakaria A. Jama, 31 Lambert St. #5, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with residential break-in (no force) — 42 Burnett St.
10:18 a.m. — Motor vehicle accident with personal injury — 2990 Washington St.

Want to do something positive about crime? Police recommend attending a monthly police-community meeting to let them know your concerns and ideas. The next one is Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. at Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St.