Significant Arrest: BPD Officers Arrest 2nd Suspect Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery of Convenience Store in Brighton: At about 2:30pm, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, along with officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) and members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, located and arrested Thomas Huggins, 35, of Boston and charged him in connection to an armed robbery in Brighton six days earlier on January 10, 2018. While taking the suspect into custody, officers also recovered a firearm.
The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:
At about 9:53pm, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for an Armed Robbery at 140 N. Beacon Street (Quality Market) in Brighton. On arrival, officers spoke to store employees who stated that a black male and black female entered the store. Once inside the store, store employees state that the black male approached the counter, displayed a firearm and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of US Currency, both suspects exited the store. A short time later, on the same date of the robbery, officers were able to locate and arrest the female suspect in the area of 1441 Commonwealth Ave.
The male suspect, Thomas Huggins, is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Additional charges could be pending.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and others. Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call detectives assigned to District D-14 at (617) 343-4256.
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