At about 8:31 PM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress in the area of 1007 Blue Hill Ave in Dorchester. On arrival, officers met with the victim who stated her motor vehicle had been stolen. The victim stated she had left the car occupied by her son and nephew. Officers spoke to one of the male victims who stated an unknown black female wearing a blue medical face mask approached the vehicle and demanded the victim roll down the window. The victim stated when he complied, the female ordered the two male victims out of the vehicle, entered the driver’s seat and drove off. Additional officers in the area were able to locate the stolen vehicle on front of 1575 Blue Hill Ave. Officers observed the vehicle to be occupied by a young female. The female suspect was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. The vehicle was successfully recovered by officers.

Further investigation revealed the female suspect to be 11-years-old and due to her age, officers were unable to charge the suspect with a crime. The suspect was released to the care of the Department of Children and Families.

As a reminder, drivers should never under any circumstances leave their motor vehicle running while unattended. Not only is this a citable offense in the City of Boston, the driver is left vulnerable to a possible vehicle theft.

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