Investigation Update: On Friday, September 1, 2023, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Anthony Simmons, 33, of Boston, in the area of 3307 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court for Armed Robbery. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 9:32 PM, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of 2981 Washington Street for a report of an Armed Robbery. The suspect handed a note saying that he had a gun, and to give him money. The suspect was handed approximately $1,000. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect to no avail. After further investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Anthony Simmons and sought out a warrant for his arrest.