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Man Robbed Twice in an Hour

One man had a rough Saturday afternoon in Arlington.

A man had his iPod Touch stolen while he was in Arlington Center Saturday afternoon and then his bicycle taken on North Union Street about an hour later.

The man told police at about 3:05 p.m. Saturday that a man with a “fat face” had just asked to use his bicycle and that when he said, “No,” the man hopped on and took off. The suspect headed toward Broadway on North Union Street, he said.

The bicycle was valued at about $400.

The iPod Touch theft occurred near Swan Place and Mass. Ave., the man said.

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Drew June 12, 2013 at 01:03 PM
That's unfortunate but Arlington, like Roxbury and Dorchester isn't the safest community and crime is rampant here.
SML June 12, 2013 at 03:27 PM
While crime has gone up in the last decade, it certainly isn't "rampant", it's much lower on average for a Mass. town/city of its size. Property crimes are much more prevalent than violent crime, which is pretty low. http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/massachusetts/arlington.html#.UbiR7ec3vQ0
Zoltan June 12, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Crime seems to be trending up in town. Break-ins and thefts are to be expected but armed robberies, assaults and attempted murders are also increasing. It's pure luck that some of the recent home invasions didn't turn violent.
Tim June 12, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Arlington is infested with crime .Many crimes are hidden and not released to the public nor is the news of herion that's running like wild fire in town . Our town leaders are scared it might scare the moonbats away. BREAKING NEWS these people will buy no matter what ..
Zoltan June 12, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Would it be possible to post a police sketch of the Fat Face Bandit?
Stephen June 12, 2013 at 08:17 PM
@SLL, Thanks for the link. Correct me if I am misinterpreting the data, but Arlington's property and violent crime rates are trending up over the past decade while the national and state rates are trending down. For me, Arlington's most desirable qualities is its safety, convenience and affordability. Any indication of a decline in any of these qualities would be cause for concern.
SML June 15, 2013 at 02:49 PM
@Stephen H - that's what I said - "crime has gone up in the last decade." Still wouldn't describe it as "rampant."

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