Boston Police and Northeastern University Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Robbery SuspectOn Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at approximately 11:00pm, two individuals met at 454 Huntington Avenue – Burstein Hall, in order to engage in what was believed to be an illegal drug transaction. At this time, one of the subjects brandished a firearm and demanded the other party’s laptop computer. The suspect, known to the victim, then fled the area on foot. The victim informed Northeastern University Police of the incident and they immediately began to investigate.
During the investigation, a Northeastern University Police Officer heard a voice coming from inside the building at 550 Parker Avenue. The officer believed this voice was that of the wanted armed suspect. This information was passed to the Boston Police Department and the decision was made to have SWAT enter the building. The suspect was not located.
Northeastern University Officers continued to investigate the matter and identified the suspect as Akil Washington, 24, of Lincoln, Massachusetts as the robbery suspect. An arrest warrant was sought and granted for Mr. Washington on the charges of Armed Robbery.
Community members wishing to supply information regarding Mr. Akil Washington’s whereabouts may contact the Northeastern University Police Department at 617-373-2121. Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can contact the CrimeStoppers Hot Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text a ‘Tip” to CRIME (27463).