Boston Police Seek Victims of Robbery Suspect; Assailant Targets Gay Men

By: Mike Givens/TRT Assistant Editor—

Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are looking for victims of a suspected thief who reportedly targeted gay men in the Boston area as far back as 2013.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, between March and April 2013, four gay men were the victims of robbery at the hands of a suspect who ingratiated himself with each victim, drugged them and then stole several valuable items.

While a suspect is in custody for the robberies, the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said they believe that there may be more victims.

“…we want to reassure [any victims who have not come forward] that they’ll be treated with respect and compassion by the police and prosecutors assigned to the case,” said Jake Wark, press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

According to Wark, the four alleged victims met the suspect at a range of venues including the website, Paradise Bar in Cambridge, The Alley Bar in Boston and on the MBTA’s Red Line in 2013.

The suspect reportedly befriended each of the victims, was invited back to either their homes or hotel rooms, and then used an unknown substance to drug each man, whom he then robbed of cash, electronics, artwork, clothing, luggage, and other items.

With a suspect in custody, Wark emphasized that there is no “active safety threat,” but is soliciting the help of the public in helping any other victims of the suspect to come forward. The authorities have declined to release a sketch or physical description of the suspect so as not to hurt the case they’re currently building.

If you believe that you or someone you know were robbed by this suspect, please contact Boston Police District 4 Sergeant Detective Kevin Power at 617-343-9545.

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