Crime

Suspect sought for allegedly punching woman in the face during South Boston armed robbery

Anyone with information is asked to call Area C-6 detectives at 617-343-4742.

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Boston police released three surveillance images of the suspected robber, who was spotted wearing a dark-colored leather jacket with a hood and dark pants. Boston Police Department

Boston police have requested the public’s help in locating a suspect in connection with a robbery Tuesday night in South Boston.

The victim told police that the suspect followed her from a convenience store at K and E 7th streets before approaching her from behind and attempting to steal her bag in the area of 506 E 6th St. around 8:35 p.m.

The suspect allegedly took out a knife and punched the victim in the face before running away in the direction of H Street.

The suspect is believed to be a Black man, between the ages of 20 and 30, police said. He was wearing a dark-colored leather jacket and dark pants, as shown in the photos released by police.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Area C-6 detectives at 617-343-4742.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

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