Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Three Teens—13, 14, and 16 years old—for Armed Robbery by Means of a Shotgun

 

At about 8:50 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017, an officer at the front desk of District B-3 (Mattapan) took a report for an armed robbery that occurred in the area of 22 Chipman Street. The walk-in victim stated that he had made an arrangement via Facebook to meet a male at the above address to purchase an iPhone. When the victim made contact with the male, the male and two additional suspects demanded to see the money. When the victim demanded to see the phone first, the three suspects brandished what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun and ordered the victim to give them all his money. The victim handed over the money and the males fled on foot. As a result of a thorough investigation, officers were able to locate the three males inside a residence in the area of 66 Norfolk Street. The three males were identified as the suspects and arrested. The 13, 14, and 16-year-old juvenile males were all charged with Delinquent to wit; Armed Robbery by Means of a Shotgun. They will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court. 

Said Commissioner William Evans, "It's troubling to me when we have to arrest kids at this young age, but I'm hopeful that this incident will be a wake up call to them. As a police department, we never like to see teenagers in the system, but we can also use this as an opportunity to work with the community to get them the help they need to get on the right path."