On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at approx. 9:05pm, Officer E. Smith and multiple other units responded to the area of Federal Ave for a report of an unarmed robbery in progress. While conducting the investigation, Officer Smith learned that the victim had agreed to meet with a potential buyer from Facebook Marketplace to purchase his 2004 Mercedes Benz. The victim, and his father, met with the potential buyer and his two male friends in a parking lot on Federal Ave. The victim exited his vehicle so the buyer could take a look at it. While talking with the three individuals about the vehicle, the victim became suspicious. He got back into the driver's seat of the Mercedes and told the potential buyer that he should come back at a later time. The potential buyer then struck the victim in the right temple/forehead area with a closed fist and attempted to rip him from the vehicle. The victim’s father grabbed one of the other males from behind in an attempt to pull them away from his son. Fearing for his safety, and that of his father, the victim put the vehicle in reverse and backed up in order to get away. The suspects then fled the area. They were described as three heavyset black males, between 5’5”-5’9” wearing puffy winter jackets. Two jackets were dark-colored and one was red/white.
Officer Smith began searching the area for the suspects. He observed two black males in the area of Quincy Street. One of the males was wearing a red, white and blue puffy winter coat. Officer Smith exited his cruiser and spoke to both individuals. One was identified as a juvenile and the other was identified as Carlos Serrano. Officer Smith conducted a pat frisk of both individuals and recovered a black BB pistol from the juvenile’s sock. A show-up identification was conducted and both individuals were identified as the suspects involved.
Carlos Serrano, 18, of Boston was arrested and charged with Carjacking and two counts of Assault & Battery. The juvenile was also arrested and charged. The third individual involved was not located.
Buying and selling items on-line is a great way to earn some extra cash or save a few bucks. But safety is always most important. We encourage you to use the lobby of our station as a meeting spot. The lobby is available 24/7 and is sight and sound recorded. For bigger items, the parking spots directly in front of the station, labeled “Visitor Parking” are also under video surveillance.