Updated with additional information from police.
Five people were held up at gunpoint on Parker Hill Avenue early this morning, one night after two people were held up at ATMs on Tremont Street.
Boston Police report five people were robbed in two separate incidents in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue around 2:30 a.m. - two other people managed to flee the muggers:
On arrival, officers spoke with a victim who stated he was walking with two friends through the park when they were approached by the suspects. During this encounter, the suspects demanded the three victims turn over personal property, all of whom complied. None of the victims reported any injuries.
At about the same time, another group was walking through the park and was confronted by the suspects. Two additional victims complied with the suspects demands to turn over property and other potential victims ran from the area. Neither of these two victims were injured.
In both incidents the suspects are described as four black males in their early twenties, all about 5'11", two wearing grey sweatshirts, two wearing black sweatshirts.
Police say two college students making withdrawals at two different bank ATMs on Tremont Street Thursday night were forced to hand over money to people who came up behind them and demanded cash, or else.
One of the robberies occurred around 9 p.m., another around midnight, BPD Superintendent Robert Merner said. He said a suspect was arrested but that the investigation continues.
On Tuesday, a man was found shot to death on Parker Hill Avenue.