Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Detectives Arrest 4 as a Result of Robbery Investigation, Interrupt Suspects Just Prior to Second Crime

Angel Lebron-Boria (left) and Bridgette E. Tragiou

At about 12:25 PM on Thursday, December 24, 2015, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at Andrew Square Convenience in the area of 390 Dorchester Street.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a male had entered the store, held a hypodermic needle to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect stole cash from the register then fled on food on Rogers Street. Officers viewed surveillance video that depicted the suspect arriving and leaving with a female suspect, and units canvassed the area to no avail. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) issued an advisory flier containing the descriptions and images of the two suspects.

About five hours later, detectives on patrol in the area spotted a female matching the picture in the BRIC advisory in the company of an unknown male. The detectives identified the female as 25-year-old Bridgette E. Tragiou of South Boston and found in her possession several hypodermic needles and over 90 pills of Gabapentin. Officers arrested her and charged her with Armed Robbery and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class E Drugs. Officers also arrested 29-year-old Anthony Abbondandolo of Dorchester on unrelated outstanding warrants.

Further investigation allowed detectives to identify and seek a warrant for the male armed robbery suspect. On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, as officers approached the suspect’s residence to serve the warrant, officers observed the suspect and an unknown male exiting the building. Officers placed the suspect, 34-year-old Angel Lebron-Boria of South Boston, under arrest by virtue of the Armed Robbery arrest warrant. The second male had in his possession a yellow crowbar, two kitchen knives, a purple plastic mask and a hypodermic needle. Officers arrested this male, 30-year-old Randy Broxton of Roxbury, by virtue of 2 unrelated outstanding default warrants for Breaking and Entering, in addition to current charges of Trespassing, Possession of Burglarious Tools, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon while Wanted.