During the early-morning hours of Nov. 3, members of the Cambridge Police Department, U.S. Secret Service, Massachusetts State Police, Somerville Police, Brookline Police, Harvard University Police, MIT Police, and Boston University Police worked jointly to arrest armed-robbery suspect Santony Joseph, 23, of 9 Earl St. in Malden.
During the investigation of a number of armed street robberies in Cambridge and surrounding communities, police were able to locate the suspect in Medford. Detectives from both Brookline and Cambridge police departments observed a suspect operating a vehicle that fit the description of one of the suspects from the recent string of robberies.
After encountering the suspect and observing evidence inside the vehicle, Joseph was arrested and charged with armed robbery, armed robbery with a knife, and receiving stolen property. More charges are expected.
Cambridge Police convened a meeting where members of the department met with representatives from Somerville, Brookline, Harvard, MIT and Boston University police departments to discuss the recent street robberies and formulate a strategy to address these incidents. Without the information sharing and cooperation that took place, this arrest might not have been possible.
Cambridge Police are seeking the public’s help in identify Joseph’s accomplice(s) in these robberies, and ask anyone with information to please call the Cambridge Police Department at 617-349-3300.
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