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On Allston block where carjacking took place, neighbors say they saw nothing

Posted by Your Town  April 26, 2013 07:46 PM

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On the block in Allston where a man said he was carjacked last Thursday night by the two alleged Marathon bombers, several landlords, business owners and employees said they do not know of any people or cameras that might have witnessed the carjacking.

Officials at the FBI declined to comment about what evidence has been collected and from where.

“We’ve obviously collecting thousands upon thousands of pieces of evidence and information,” said Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI, declining to comment further on the investigation.

The carjacking happened at about 11 p.m. on April 18 in front of 60 Brighton Ave., the victim told the Globe in an exclusive interview this week.

Michael B. Moskow owns that residential building and another adjacent building at 64 Brighton, which sits at the corner of Brighton Avenue and Chester Street.

He said by phone Friday that neither he nor the buildings’ superintendent have been contacted by investigators. And he said he has not heard of any residents in the building who witnessed the carjacking.

“It sounds like it was a pretty quiet deal,” he said.

Officials for that realty company and another company that owns 56 Brighton said they do not believe there are any cameras on their property that would have been in a position to record any of the carjacking.

From 60 Brighton, the hijacked Mercedes SUV turned right onto the next cross street, Fordham Road, which is the corner where 56 Brighton sits.

At the time of the carjacking, the businesses on that block – an insurance agency in the basement the residential buildings, a realty office, a frozen yogurt shop and an auto parts store – were closed, employees said.

The workers said they, too, were not aware of any cameras that may have captured the incident or any people who witnessed it. They said they do not know of anyone who’s been contacted by investigators.

Still, the carjacking happened just three blocks from the heart of Allston Village and the neighborhood’s busiest intersection for nightlife.

On most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Harvard and Brighton avenues are swarmed by crowds, including a large number of college students and young adults, headed to a number of popular bars and restaurants there.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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