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Unarmed Robbery Arrests

Cambridge, MIT Police Arrest Suspects in Unarmed Street Robbery


11/15/2011

Cambridge Police, aided by MIT Police, arrested two suspects in connection with an unarmed street robbery in Cambridge.
At approximately 11:45 PM on 11/13, police were dispatched on a report of a recent unarmed robbery on Main Street where a female was approached by two black males, thrown to the ground, and robbed of her cell phone and purse.

Shortly thereafter, Cambridge Police and MIT Police stopped several suspects in the area matching the description given by the female victim. Ralph Corgain, 18, of 4 Tyndale Street in Roslindale along with a juvenile male of Dorchester, were arrested and charged with Unarmed Robbery after the victim was able to positively identify two of the suspects. Her property was later recovered from them. Two other individuals were identified by police at the scene.

“Investigators are reviewing this incident closely to determine if there is a link to several unarmed street robberies where victims have been approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and robbed of their belongings,” said Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Paul Ames. “We are hopeful these arrests will bring an end to this string of crimes.”

Anyone with information about this or other similar incidents is asked to call Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message to TIP411 (847411). Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message.

The details contained above are allegations. The suspects are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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