Neighbor Mugged Yesterday Afternoon on Rugby Road

Neighbor Michael wrote in about being mugged by two young men yesterday at 4pm on Rugby Road, between Dorchester and Ditmas:

I was walking from the laundromat on Newkirk up to a friend’s house one block up. I had ear buds in and I didn’t notice two kids behind me. One of them tapped my shoulder and asked for the time, I told him, then he clocked me. I got hit three times all together, bloodied up pretty bad, and they took my iPod and cell phone but missed my wallet. Then they ran up Rugby.
I got to my friend’s house and he called the police. Made a report, I needed nine stitches, got a shiner, but otherwise I’m fine. Just wanted you to let neighbors know to be cautious.

As we noted earlier this week, crime starts to increase in the warm weather. I know it’s nothing you haven’t heard a million times before, but do what you can to be aware of your surroundings when you’re walking around by yourself.

If you’re the victim of a crime, always report the incident to the police by calling 911. And please consider alerting your neighbors by sending us an email at or by filling out the form on our crime map page with the details, including date, approximate time, and what happened.


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