BURLINGTON – Chief Thomas P. Browne reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating a report of a robbery that occurred Wednesday in the area of Second Avenue.
On Wednesday, May 18, at approximately 2 p.m., Burlington Police received a 911 call reporting that a male was robbed by two men as he attempted to sell them a gold chain inside a car in a parking lot at 52 Second Ave.
The caller reported that one of the suspects grabbed the gold chain once he showed it to them, and that the driver of the vehicle they were in accelerated rapidly and drove away as the victim tried to hold onto the chain. The victim was dragged through a parking lot and onto Second Avenue before he lost his grip on the chain and car door and fell to the ground.
The Burlington Fire Department also responded to provide medical aid to the victim, who was transported to a local hospital.
The victim said the suspects were driving a black Acura sedan. One suspect was described as a Hispanic male with facial tattoos, and the other was described as a Hispanic male with dreadlocks who was wearing a blue sweatshirt.
Burlington Police searched the area, and notified law enforcement partners, including Massachusetts State Police, to be on the lookout for anyone matching the suspect’s description.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call Burlington Police at 781-272-1212.