Three teens with two guns hold up Dot. Ave laundromat twice tonight - and a gas station

Between roughly 7:30 and 8 p.m. a gas station at 1707 Dorchester Ave., near Centre, and a laundromat at 1828 Dorchester Ave., near Edwin, were held up by three guys with the same description: Black male teens in hoodies, armed with guns.

The three returned to the laundromat around 8:45 p.m., after police had left, and held it up again.

H/t Kim and Alert Page Boston for the gas-station info.

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I gotta ask

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Why rob the laundromat the second time? How much money are you going to get after you robbed it before?

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Maybe

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Maybe they were looking for someone specific to rob.

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First Hit May Have Been After Wash Cyclr

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Put everything in the dryer - Rob - Come back later, take everything out of the dryer - Rob again - Go.

Probably didn't have time to fold.

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Why hold up a place twice in

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Why hold up a place twice in one night? Wouldn't all the cash be gone the first time?

Also doesn't make BPD look too good that they can't protect a business from being a victim of armed robbery twice in the span of two hours.

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To be fair to the BPD

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One would imagine that this place would be the last place to be robbed. You know, after all the money was taken the first time.

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c'mon, seriously?

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It's not like BPD has an officer sitting outside every store in town guarding it. Or like any punk with his finger in his pocket (or indeed, a real gun) can't walk in and rob anyplace.

The overall crime-rate might be somewhat a reflection on BPD. And their clearance rate of crimes like this is some reflection on BPD. But this set of incidents doesn't reflect on them much, at all in my book.

Also doesn't make BPD look too good that they can't protect a business from being a victim of armed robbery twice in the span of two hours.

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Actually a good reason for the cops not to be there

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The perps were clearly in a robbing mood. Given that most robbers are not stupid enough to rob a place and then return to it an hour later, the cops probably figured it made more sense to patrol in the areas of other potential targets.

Shawmut area

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The neighborhood has seen a rise in robberies lately. I talked to a transit cop who was on duty at the station and he told me that passengers were getting robbed as they leave the station on the walkways toward Melville Ave.

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Shawmut Station

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There was a report of one robbery at Shawmut Station a few weeks ago, but I haven't heard about more. Has anyone heard of another? I think it is hyperbolic to say that passengers are "getting robbed" regularly. I lived in JP and there were more frequent robberies near Stonybrook and Green.

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True, but

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According to the other poster, passengers (plural) are getting robbed, meaning more than one incident.

Someone got stuck up around the corner from me last week (during the snowstorm somehow, I believe.) I wouldn't take that incident to mean that a crime wave is occurring in my area.

That said, my gut is that these 3 guys are responsible for a lot of armed robberies that we've read about here. I hope they get caught soon.

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Me, back in November, on the

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Me, back in November, on the Centre St. side. Also teens. I bricked my phone within 10 minutes so it can’t have done rhem any good.

Police are not bodyguards

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except for select elected politicians, paid private details, and very few other cases. They essentially show up either during an actual crime or after the fact. There presense is sometimes used to help, in theory, deter crime.

One robbery in Oct. 2017 and

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One robbery in Oct. 2017 and another in April 2016. This according to MBTA website.

I care because I walk to and from there daily. We should find out what is really happening instead of spreading rumors, but let me know if I am wrong about it, please.

Shawmut area

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The stats you refer to are crimes that happen in the station. Once passengers leave the front door if they are beaten or robbed the MBTA does not carry the reports.

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