On Friday, 11/10/2017 at approx. 3:45am, a victim reported to the Quincy Police Department that she had been robbed in front of her residence on Pope St. in Quincy.
The female victim stated that she had just returned home after spending the night at a casino. As she exited her vehicle, she was attacked by a young black male who was wearing a black jacket and black hat. The suspect threw her to the ground and stole her handbag. After stealing her bag, the suspect ran across the street and entered a small black motor vehicle that was waiting for him. The vehicle fled north.
The victim was transported to QMC with serious injures. She reported that a substantial amount of money was inside her pocketbook when it was stolen. Officers attempted to locate the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.
The victim stated that she recognized the suspect as someone she had seen at the casino. She described him as a black male with a gray hooded sweatshirt, possible facial hair, approx 20-30 years old. The plate of the vehicle involved is RI registration 527526, which has been reported stolen.
Due to the hard work of detectives assigned to this case and members of the Rhode Island State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit, Ty Shon Forbes, 21, of 656 Providence St, West Warwick, Rhode Island was arrested. Investigation revealed that Ty Shon Forbes originally targeted the victim by watching her receive a high value cash-out at a cashier cage at Twin River Casino. He then followed her from the casino to her residence in Quincy, where the robbery took place. She suffered significant injury, including a broken vertebrae.
Detectives with the Quincy Police Department obtained a warrant for Unarmed Robbery and Assault & Battery on a person over 60. Mr. Forbes, who was already in custody in Rhode Island on unrelated charges, was turned over to Quincy Police Department. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Quincy District Court this morning on charges of Unarmed Robbery and Assault & Battery on a Person Over 60.
We thank the Rhode Island State Police for there assistance in this matter. Their official press release can be found here