Police probe weekend gunpoint robbery in Brookline

Brookline police are investigating after a female Boston University student and her male friend were robbed at gunpoint this weekend while walking near Hamilton Avenue.

A pair of suspects approached the victims around 3 a.m. Sunday and asked them for the time, said Brookline Police Captain Thomas G. Keaveney. The student and her friend continued walking to their apartment.

The victims took a shortcut through an alley between Thorndike and Fuller streets that opens to Commonwealth Avenue, Keaveney said.

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“They were followed into the alley,” he said. “They obviously didn’t realize it, of course, and that’s when they were held up.”

The suspects showed a handgun and took a wallet from the female victim and a phone from the male victim, Keaveney said.

Brookline police described the suspects on their blog.

The first is a black male, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5, about 16 years old, wearing a white zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a red baseball hat. The second is a black male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, in his early 20s, wearing a long-sleeved blue- and-white-striped polo shirt, blue jeans, and a dark blue baseball hat.