Boston Police report they are investigating a spate of robberies in which people are being robbed of phones and cash at knife- or scissorpoint.
Police report four such robberies this month:
- Sawyer Avenue, 11/2, 1:16 a.m. Woman held up by man with pair of scissors who got her iPhone 5.
- 750 Washington St., 11/4, 4:23 p.m. Man robbed of iPod Touch at knifepoint.
- Rowena Street , 11/6, 8:04 p.m., Man looking at iPhone as he exited rear of Ashmont station approached by two men, one with a knife, who demanded his money and his phone.
- Sydney Street, 11/17, 12:06 a.m. Woman walking from JFK/UMass T stop approached from behind by two men, who put something hard to the back of her head and demanded her money and phone.