Disabled Person Robbed at Green Line Station

May 2, 2011
By Parker Scheer LLP on May 2, 2011 5:07 PM |

A Boston man was arrested after he robbed a disabled man, 67, at a Green line station. Boston police reported that Ledonte Fisher, a Boston native, is responsible for the incident. The MBTA station robbery took place at the Arlington Street Station. Transit police officers responded to the Green line station after reports that a robbery suspect was waiting on a train just outside of the platform.

The victim, who is legally blind, was holding out a paper cup at the station and singing for change. He had a universal white cane with him and was wearing dark glasses, normally associated with the visually impaired. A customer service agent working with the MBTA witnessed the robbery from inside her post and reported it.

According to MBTA officials, Fisher passed through the Arlington Street Station without paying and then proceeded to rob the victim. Fisher has since been charged with unarmed robbery of a person over the age of 60, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and fare evasion. These crimes are unusual for the Arlington Street Station. According to the MBTA over the past year there has only been one other reported robbery at the station.

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