Suspects sought in theft of teens’ purses at Savin Hill station

Transit police hope to identify two men suspected of robbing two teenagers of their purses at the Savin Hill station Tuesday night, according to a release from transit police.

The release, which includes video surveillance footage of the two suspects, said that one of the suspects covered his face with a knit hat and appears to be wearing a gray, Papa Smurf T-shirt. The other suspect appears to be wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with the word “AERO”in large white letters, and he used the hood to partially obscure his face.

According to Transit Police Superintendent Joseph O’Connor, the victims are 18-year-old and a 16-year-old females. The woman’s iPod Touch and charger were stolen with her purse, and the girl’s iPhone 5 was also taken, said O’Connor.

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The robberies took place at approximately 10:50 p.m., according to the release. As of Saturday afternoon, O’Connor said police have received no leads from the public, but police “remain optimistic.”

He said T-riders should report individuals they see loitering within stations to transit police, adding that people should download the “Find My iPhone” app, which is designed to lock a device’s information remotely to protect it from use while also pinpointing a registered and active iPhone’s location. The app can also track other Apple products.

“Not enough people download the app,” said O’Connor. “In a few cases, it has been of assistance with retrieving iPads and iPhones.”

Transit police detectives continue to ask for the public’s help in identifying these suspects, and anyone with information is encouraged by authorities to contact transit police at 617-222-1050.