Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old for a knifepoint robbery on Strathmore Road last night after they pinged the victim's phone to the alleged robber's home a few blocks away in Brookline.
Police say Joscard Lucas stuck somebody up around 11 p.m. on Strathmore Road, just off Englewood, and got away with the victim's backpack, which contained his wallet, personal papers, more than $400 in cash - and his cell phone.
The victim assisted officers in “pinging” his cellphone to a residence on Warwick Road in Brookline. Officers immediately broadcast the location of the ping and the description of the suspect, and operations notified Brookline PD.
A Brookline police officer responded and advised officers that the description fits that of a suspect who is known to them. ... As officers approached the residence, one of the officers on the perimeter advised that she observed property being thrown out a window onto a roof. Further investigation revealed that the property was in fact the victim’s property and the knife used in the crime, and Lucas had discarded them from his bedroom window.
Lucas now faces charges of armed robbery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.