At about 7:27pm, on Sunday, January 12, 2014, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at Winter Street and Tremont Street.
On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that while he was inside of CEX (44 Winter St.) he observed the suspect inside the store and then behind him in line. The victim stated to officer when he exited the store he was unaware that he was being followed by the suspect. The victim stated the suspect brandished a firearm and demanded the victim’s money and reached in the victim’s pockets and took an undetermined amount of money.
Officers broadcasted a description of the suspect and the suspect was observed by a Massachusetts State Trooper walking in the Public Gardens. The Trooper was able to detain the suspect with no incident.
Massachusetts State Police K9 officers responded to the Public Gardens and Boston Commons to conduct a search for the firearm, and to no avail.
The male suspect, Eric Watson, 27, of Boston was arrested for Armed Robbery and will be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court on Monday, January 13, 2013.