State Police Seek Identity of Victim in Esplanade Assault and Robbery

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 06252017 – State Police Seek Identity of Victim in Esplanade Assault and Robbery

The Massachusetts State Police are seeking to identify a victim who was assaulted and had his bicycle stolen by four suspects on the Esplanade in Boston on the night of Tuesday, June 20. The unarmed assault and robbery occurred at 8:26 pm on the bike path, west of the Charles River Bistro.

Witnesses called police to report the assault and robbery. The victim, however, left the scene before police arrived. State Police from Troop H located and arrested two of the suspects, 15-year-old males from Boston, later that night and recovered the bike from them. Troopers are investigating the identities of the other two suspects and have developed strong leads.

A photograph of the bike and two photos of the victim are included with this release. One photo shows the victim on the bike just before the assault and the other shows him walking off the Esplanade just after the assault. A fourth photograph shows the four suspects confronting the victim at the moment the assault and theft occurred. (Please bear in mind that at least two, and possibly all four, of the suspects are juveniles, so if media use the fourth photo, please pixelate their faces if they are identifiable. The primary goal of this release is to identify the victim. We have leads on the identities of the two outstanding suspects).

If you are this victim, or know who he is, or have any further information about this incident, please call the State Police Boston Barracks at 617-727-6780.

The incident is being investigated by State Troopers assigned to the Boston Barracks and the Troop H Detective Unit.