Police hunt suspect for stabbing of elderly man in Roxbury

Boston Police have released a surveillance photo of a guy who stabbed a man in his 70s on Burrell Street during a robbery last night.

Police say the guy, who wore red sneakers, approached the man outside 19 Burrell St. around 8 p.m. and demanded money:

The victim states he refused the suspect’s demands and an altercation ensued in which the victim was stabbed. Victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

If he looks familiar, contact B-2 detectives at B-2 detectives at 617-343-4275, or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463)

In face of neighborhood opposition, developer to come up with plans for smaller building at old West Roxbury gas-station site

Former gas station, now used for Zipcar storage.

After nearby residents told him how much they hated the idea of a five-story apartment building with a two-level garage on the triangle where Belgrade Avenue, Beech Street and the West Roxbury Parkway meet, new site owner John Douros agreed to have his architect draft new plans for a smaller building.

The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association was scheduled to meet with Douros and his architect tonight, but association President Ginny Gass opened the meeting by saying she got e-mail at 11:12 last night that Douros wouldn't be there because his architect wasn't done with the new plans.

Gass said the strong negative reaction to the initial plans came at an informal meeting with Stratford Street residents about three weeks ago.

Douros owns a gas station in South Brookline.

Police suspect ex-employee in West Roxbury pizza-place heist

DeNo's, 2040 Centre St. in West Roxbury, was broken into early Tuesday by a thief who gained entry by smashing a window, police say.

Because the thief knew right where to go to find money, police say, they suspect the 4:30 a.m. break-in was the work of a former employee. Police add the screwdriver arriving officers found near the ringing burglar alarm suggests the thief unsuccessfully tried to disable it.

The money they found on the ground, police add, suggests he left in a hurry when he realized the police might be on the way.

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