Boston 24: A look at the last 24 hours in the City of Boston.

Significant incidents reported to the BPD, from Wednesday, 8/23 thru 10 AM Thursday, August 24.Note: the information below is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events. Some of the incidents included may be covered in more detail in other blog postings.
Homicides: 0
Non-fatal Shootings: 1 (see previous post)
Firearm arrests: 0.
Street Robberies: 6
Commercial Robberies: 0
Other: 1
(armed robbery of a Taxi cab. see below for more information)
Auto thefts: 10
Auto recoveries. 12
Larceny from motor Vehicles (motor-vehicle breaks): 21
Residential break-ins: 11
Commercial Break-ins: 0
Robbery pattern:
A pattern of street robberies has developed in the Highland St. area of District B-2. Between 7/28/06 and 8/24/06 a total of six robberies occurred in this area. Five of the six robberies took place between 6:30 PM and 11:20 PM; one incident took place at 3:12 AM. Three incidents took place on a Friday, two on a Wednesday, and one on a Saturday. Four of the incidents involved groups of two or more black males robbing male victims. In the past two weeks, two taxi drivers have been robbed at gunpoint within this robbery pattern.

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