Boston Police detectives are investigating a Saturday incident in Back Bay where a woman was allegedly thrown off her bicycle by a man claiming to be a police officer and then stole the bicycle.
According to BPDNews.com, the robbery reportedly took place Saturday at about 11:01 p.m. at W. Newton and St. Botolph Streets. Police said a woman in her 50s was riding a black Schwinn when the suspect, described as "a white male in his 30s, stocky build, wearing a navy blue t-shirt and blue jeans," jumped in front of her.
Police said the suspect then yelled "Stop Boston Police," grabbed the woman off the bicycle and threw her to the ground. A struggle ensued, followed by the suspect allegedly taking off on the bike to St. Botolph Street.
The victim watched the suspect turn St. Botolph Street toward Copley Place but lost sight of him. Police said they searched the area to no avail and the victim refused medical treatment.
Anyone with information is asked to contact District D-4 detectives by calling (617) 343-5619. Anonymous information can be left with the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).