Behind bars

March 29, 2007
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It would be nice if he were put away for decades, but – even so – the man responsible for purse snatching old ladies in the Broadway area in 2005 was sentenced to at least two years in prison on Wednesday.
Mohamed Bensaleh, of Revere, received a two-year sentence for committing the crime of larceny from a person over 65. He will serve three years probation after his release and was ordered to pay his victims a combined total of around $2,000. From October to December 2005, Bensaleh engaged in pushing down several elderly women in the Broadway area and taking their purses. It outraged many and was very scary for a number of elderly residents around town.
One woman using a walker was pushed to the ground in the parking lot outside Citizens Bank and robbed of her montly rent money. She was so scared she shook visibly for 15 minutes after the robbery.
Capt. Dennis Collyer of the Revere Police said it was a good grab for the police and the justice system.
“That was a very disconcerting time for a lot of people and especially because he was targeting the elderly,” said Collyer.

  • mike

    WHAT A LOSER!!!! I knew this kid in high school, makes me glad he was one kid i lost contact with.. He should rot in jail

  • mike

    WHAT A LOSER!!!! I knew this kid in high school, makes me glad he was one kid i lost contact with.. He should rot in jail

  • susan lee

    Wow what a comment Mike. Should we blame the kid or should we blame our school system that fails these kids, that get involoved in drugs at a young age, and they can’t find the way out!!!!!! As you know MIKE, drugs are sold in the premises of the school, even in the class rooms. Yes I understand that what he did is wrong and he should be punished for it, but to say he should rot in jail, that is so unhumane. Well I wills ay this to you, I hope no body gives you a second chance if you ever make a mistake in yourlife time. The main idea is not just putting people behind bars, but to make sure that the are drug-free so when they come back to society, the are not doing the same crimes, jail is not always the best form of punishment. What is the point of arresting someone, and once they come back they are doing worst things. Well Mike I printed you comment out and I mailed it To mohammed and told him that your friend from high school thinks you should rot in jail. Sorry mike he is not going to rot in jail. By the way the news paper failed to inform the city of revere, that mohammed Bensalah, has been drug free for two years now, had a great job and he was doing so much better , and he regrets all his assaults while he was on drugs. He got caught up in the game while attending Revere high, he is not a criminal, that is why the judge gave him a break, he new what kind of person Mohammed was.

    Police departments alawys forget to report the good stuff,

    Thanks Mike

  • susan lee

    Wow what a comment Mike. Should we blame the kid or should we blame our school system that fails these kids, that get involoved in drugs at a young age, and they can’t find the way out!!!!!! As you know MIKE, drugs are sold in the premises of the school, even in the class rooms. Yes I understand that what he did is wrong and he should be punished for it, but to say he should rot in jail, that is so unhumane. Well I wills ay this to you, I hope no body gives you a second chance if you ever make a mistake in yourlife time. The main idea is not just putting people behind bars, but to make sure that the are drug-free so when they come back to society, the are not doing the same crimes, jail is not always the best form of punishment. What is the point of arresting someone, and once they come back they are doing worst things. Well Mike I printed you comment out and I mailed it To mohammed and told him that your friend from high school thinks you should rot in jail. Sorry mike he is not going to rot in jail. By the way the news paper failed to inform the city of revere, that mohammed Bensalah, has been drug free for two years now, had a great job and he was doing so much better , and he regrets all his assaults while he was on drugs. He got caught up in the game while attending Revere high, he is not a criminal, that is why the judge gave him a break, he new what kind of person Mohammed was.

    Police departments alawys forget to report the good stuff,

    Thanks Mike

  • Human Rights

    I think that it is horrible that people get the feeling that just because someone goes to jail it makes them a horrible person. They are humans just like everyone. They are someone son, brother, father, wife , daughter, ect. they are simply people who made mistakes and now they are being punished for them.

    I don’t know much about Mohamed but Mike… you’re a jerk and you shouldn’t wish anyone to rot in jail… because someday you could make a mistake too and be in the same exact place.

  • Human Rights

    I think that it is horrible that people get the feeling that just because someone goes to jail it makes them a horrible person. They are humans just like everyone. They are someone son, brother, father, wife , daughter, ect. they are simply people who made mistakes and now they are being punished for them.

    I don’t know much about Mohamed but Mike… you’re a jerk and you shouldn’t wish anyone to rot in jail… because someday you could make a mistake too and be in the same exact place.

  • Marc Pass

    FREEE MO!!!!!

  • Marc Pass

    FREEE MO!!!!!

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