Robber preying on women leaving Dorchester Red Line stations at night

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.

In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in a brief conversation before demanding money.

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There was plenty of police

There was plenty of police presence last evening at both JFK and Savin Hill - multiple cruisers outside each station. News coverage too - there was a Channel 25 truck at JFK when I was coming home from work and then a Channel 7 truck when I was coming home from the Celtics game.

At about 10:40, the cruiser parked on Sydney St. near the JFK entrance had its lights blaring, so while I doubt they were going to catch anyone unless they were very stupid and wanted to try to rob someone in clear view of the police literally announcing their presence, they were certainly creating an effective deterrent.