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Police step up patrols after Red Line robberies

Boston and MBTA Transit Police are stepping up patrols after seven robberies of women walking from Red Line stations in Dorchester, Boston police said Thursday.

The women were robbed ­after leaving the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut, and ­Ashmont stations, Boston ­police said. The crimes happened between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. during the past two weeks, police said.

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