Gun-wielding Robber Takes Cash, Smokes From JP Variety Store

A South Street bodega suffered an armed robbery Tuesday. Witnesses told police a man came into JP Variety at 162 South St., brandished a small handgun and made the employee put cigarettes, cash from the till and more cash from the clerk's wallet into a plastic bag. According to Universal Hub it was about a dozen packs of smokes. The man fled on foot toward the Southwest Corridor Park, said Police Officer Rachel McGuire. Cops found his footprints ended in tire tracks.

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The Most Serious Crimes Dropped 11 Percent in JP for 2014

This map, created by Welcome to Dot, shows Part I crimes (i.e. the most serious ones) graphed within a quarter-mile radius. Credit: Welcome to Dot

Statistically, the most serious crimes are down 11 percent in JP for 2014. That's according to Boston Police Sgt. Beth Leary, who passed along that information at Monday night's Jamaica Pond Association meeting. Leary, who closely tracks crime in the E-13 police district, said it was a "really good year" and that JP's result was "one of the best in the city."

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Police Release Photo of Person of Interest in Armed Robbery

Person of interest in armed robbery of JP Auto Service on Jan. 3, 2015. Police are looking to identify this person. He is not wanted at the time of posting this photo. Credit: Boston Police

Boston Police are seeking help to identify the man in this surveillance photo in connection with an armed robbery of JP Auto Service on Saturday.

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JP Auto Service, Jan. 5, 2015.

JP Auto Service Held Up at Gunpoint

UPDATE: Police have released a photo of someone they'd like to identify in connection with this incident. ~~~~~

The owner of JP Auto Service says he's given police everything they need to catch the man - and possible accomplice - who robbed his business at gunpoint on Saturday before fleeing into the surrounding neighborhood. The incident took place about 7 p.m. Saturday at the 429 Centre St. gas station, according to Police Officer Rachel McGuire. The suspect was described as a white man in his 30s, between 5-10 and 6-0 with a slim build and brown hair.

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Police responding to Stony Brook T, Monday, July 7

Police Issue Alert After Two Muggings Near Stony Brook T

On Friday, police in Jamaica Plain sent out a list of tips to make yourself less likely to become a crime victim. The community alert was sparked by an armed robbery on Wednesday and an attempted armed robbery on Thursday. Both of the incidents took place as people walked home from Stony Brook Station, police wrote in their alert. Here are a few of the tips:

Be alert of your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid walking alone and trust your instincts.

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City’s Franklin Park Point Man: ‘We’re Not Going to Let the Park Slide Back’

"Franklin Park is extremely safe," said Boston Police Sgt. Samil Silta at a well-attended Wednesday night meeting on safety in the park after a mugging where a man was left tied up. Yet despite statistics to prove it, those present were skeptical. Martha Karchere of Park Lane questioned the data. She said she was discouraged and maintained her 911 calls go without responses. Lee Glenn, who has lived in Jamaica Plan since 1967, said "after years of improvement in the 1980's and 1990's crime is going up in Franklin Park and the quality of Franklin Park is going down."

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Community Meeting to be Held Wednesday About Franklin Park Muggings

Good morning, neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for this warm fall day. Community Meeting About Muggings in Franklin Park: While much of the park isn't in JP, I know a lot of JP residents enjoy using the it. There's a community meeting Wednesday to address recent armed robberies in Franklin Park. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
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Tower Street in Forest Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Woman in Her 60s Pistol Whipped on Tower Street

Boston Police say a Tower Street woman reported a man struck her with his handgun and stole two bags from her on Saturday morning. The woman, in her 60s, was coming out of her home around 9 that morning when a man assaulted her, striking her face and head, said Officer Neva Coakley. The mugger fled in a newer-model BMW. Later, police stopped a vehicle matching that description. However, the victim was unable to confirm that the person in the car was her attacker.

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

Police Log: Six Assault and Batteries With Dangerous Weapons Outside Pond Area

Here are highlights from the police blotter for Jamaica Plain from Monday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 5. While much of media coverage, including here on Jamaica Plain News, has focused on the alarming armed robberies near the Pond in which victims were tied up and menaced with knives, six incidents of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon or street robberies were reported outside the Pond area. The time listed is when the incident allegedly took place, not when it was reported.

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