Knife Wielding Man Tried to Rob Watertown Massage Spa, Resembles Suspect in Similar Incident

Images of the suspect or suspects in armed robberies of massage businesses in Watertown, on the left, and Cambridge on the right. Police said it could be the same man. (Photos courtesy of the Watertown Police Department). On May 16, a man came into a Watertown massage spa carrying a knife and demanded money from an employee. Watertown Police said the suspect resembles a man wanted for robbing a massage business in Cambridge.

Watertown Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect Who has a Prior Record

Joseph Boyda, 44, of Worcester, was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Watertown. Watertown Police arrested a Worcester man for the armed robbery of a hair salon on Wednesday. Police located Joseph Boyda, 44, and place him under arrest on Thursday for armed robbery while masked. He was arraigned in Waltham District Court on Friday, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. On Wednesday at about 7 p.m., Boyda allegedly robbed the Behind the Hair salon on Main Street in Watertown while wearing a mask and sunglasses.

Police Log: Gas Station Hit by Armed Robber, Man Asleep in Car Busted for OUI

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests
Jan., 2 5:40 a.m.: A man was spotted sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in Coolidge Square. Police officers found a black Nissan SUV with its engine running in the parking lot and a man reclined in the driver’s seat who appeared to be asleep. Officers awoke the man and detected signs of intoxication when they spoke with him. The man admitted to drinking alcohol before driving .

A Man Wielding a Gun Robbed a Watertown Business

A Watertown gas station was robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing a mask and dark clothing. 

On June 20 after 9 p.m. a man robbed Belmont Street Auto Service on Belmont Street in Watertown, said Watertown Police Sgt. Tom Grady. “A worker was approached by an African-American male, average build, wearing a black and white mask, a black winter hat, a black jacket, black pants and white sneakers,” Grady said. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the gas station. “The suspect fled on foot toward Arlington Street,” Grady said.