Prosecutors Seek Cell Phone Data To Connect Greater Boston Armed Robberies

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Investigators are looking to use cell phone data to track down suspects in a series of armed robberies in Greater Boston.

Reports show there were 32 armed robberies of various establishments like restaurants and stores between January of 2020 and January of 2021. The incidents span to locations like Boston, Randolph, Brockton, Quincy, and more.

According to court documents, federal prosecutors believe the robberies are all connected -- and are requesting that major cell service companies provide them with what's known as a "tower dump."

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The release of data would allow investigators to see who has been in the area based on where their phones have been.

Based on that provided information and other aspects of the investigations, like interviews and surveillance footage, officials believe they would be able to better identify potential suspects.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.

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