CPD Investigating Overnight Armed Robbery on Flagg and Banks Street

December 8, 2017

Update: A 16-year-old male from Cambridge has been arrested in connection with Wednesday morning’s armed robbery that occurred in the area of Flagg Street and Banks Street. He will face an armed robbery charge as well as charges associated with three outstanding warrants. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


December 6, 2017 -- The Cambridge Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant, while they investigate an overnight armed robbery that occurred in the area of Flagg Street and Banks Street.

Cambridge Police responded after a 27-year-old victim reported he was walking home from Allston in the area of Flagg Street and Banks Street near the Corporal Burns Playground at approximately 1:20 a.m. when he noticed three unknown individuals walking toward him. The victim was reportedly shoved onto a vehicle and put into a choke hold by one suspect, while a second suspect held a handgun to the side of his stomach. The suspects then went through the victim’s pockets, took his cell phone and wallet, and fled. 

If anyone has any additional information related to this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Cambridge Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Section at 617-349-3370. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by text messaging Tip411 (847411) and begin your text with Tip650 and then type your message. You can also submit a tip anonymously via the MyPD app or call our 24-hour anonymous Crime Hotline at 617-349-3359.


The Cambridge Police Department is committed to the enforcement of laws and preservation of order that protect the rights and property of every person within the City of Cambridge. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of police service and to impact crime, and its associated elements, through the utilization of new and proven crime prevention strategies and problem-solving partnerships with our community.  For more information, follow @CambridgePolice on Twitter, or access the department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CambridgePolice.

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