Authorities warn of ‘group of about 10 juveniles’ that allegedly assaulted, robbed pedestrians in Jamaica Plain

"Pedestrians who travel in that area are urged to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to not ... openly display phones or other electronics."

Authorities are warning the public to be vigilant when walking in Jamaica Plain after police have investigated several assaults and robberies in recent days, allegedly committed by a group of children and teenagers.

Massachusetts State Police and Boston police have responded to numerous incidents in the Jackson Square and Southwest Corridor area of the neighborhood in which pedestrians were assaulted and their cell phones or other electronics were stolen from them, state police said in a statement Friday.

Officials said an investigation indicated “a group of around 10 juveniles, ranging in age from elementary-school age to teenager” is allegedly responsible.

“Police have increased patrol frequency in the area,” state police said. “Pedestrians who travel in that area are urged to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to not … openly display phones or other electronics. Anyone who feels that his or her safety is threatened should call 911, as should anyone who observes suspicious people or activity.”