Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Three After Two Armed Robberies in Boston's North End


At about 11:55 PM on Monday October 19, 2015, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the area of North and Cross Streets.  On arrival, officers spoke with a male victim who stated that he had been robbed at gun point by three suspects.  The victim stated that he was approached from behind by the men and that one of them had placed a firearm to his neck while demanding cash and his phone.  The victim gave the suspects his money but retained his phone, later using it to call the police.   The three men then fled on foot on North Street back towards the North End.  The victim provided officers with a detailed description of the three males.  While officers were in the area attempting to locate the suspects, they were flagged down in the area of 271 North Street by a second male victim on a bicycle who stated that he had just been robbed at gunpoint by three male suspects who matched given description.  The second victim stated that one of the men had placed a firearm against his neck while demanding cash and his phone.  The victim complied and the three suspects fled on foot back towards the Greenway.  An alert detail officer who had been listening to the suspect descriptions over the radio observed three males crossing over the North Washington Street Bridge and called for additional units.  The three men were stopped and positively identified as Jonathan Alvarez De Leon, 19, of Lawrence, Andy Gonzalez, 20, of Lawrence and Jose Hernandez, 18, also of Lawrence.  Officers placed the three suspects in custody without incident while recovering what was later determined to be a realistic looking Daisy C02 BB Gun from Alvarez De Leon.  Officers were able to recover the stolen property of both victims.

All three suspects will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Armed Robbery.