POLICE ARREST TWO ARMED ROBBERS IN THE BACK BAYAt about 7:27pm, on Monday, April 13, 2009, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of Charlesgate & Boylston Streets. While en route to the call, officers were told to be on the look out for two suspects. According to a witness, two black males (one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt; the other wearing a black jacket with orange lining) had just robbed the victim and were walking away from the scene towards Mass Ave and Newberry Street. In short time, officers were able to locate the suspects. As officers were approaching, the suspects attempted to make good their escape. While officers were attempting to handcuff the suspects, officers observed the butt end of a firearm protruding form the suspect’s pocket. The suspect yelled, “It’s a toy!” Officers spoke to the victim who stated the suspects approached him from behind, struck him in the head with a gun and took his wallet. After being positively identified by the victim, both suspects were arrested and charged. A search of the suspects enabled officers to recover the victim’s wallet. Officers arrested Dany Joazard, 23, of Boston and Dukens Vernet, 17, of Boston and charged both with Armed Robbery and Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. DETAIL OFFICERS FOIL ATTEMPTED ROBBERY This morning, April 14, 2009, at around 1:33am, an officer performing a detail at 12 Lagrange St. and an on duty officer were approached by a victim who stated to officers that someone had just tried to rob him on Essex Street. The victim reported that a 5’9” white male wearing a gray checkered jacket approached him near the intersection of Washington and Essex Streets and initially asked him for two dollars to board the train. The victim told officers that he refused to give the suspect any time and the suspect started yelling at him and demanding money. According to the victim, the suspect then put his hand in his pocket feigning like he was armed and told the victim, “You are not going anywhere!” while pushing him several times. The victim then ran down Essex Street, having earlier seen officers there and knowing that they would be there. Officers, having heard the victim’s story, broadcast a description of the suspect and his direction of flight. Shortly after the broadcast, assisting officers located an individual matching the suspect description in front of 39 Boylston Street. The suspect was detained pending an identification process. The victim was brought to the suspect’s location and there positively identified the suspect. The suspect, Douglas Murphy, 35, of Boston was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Rob and Assault and Battery. At the booking desk, the suspect was combative and attempted to spit at officers and made threats against them after admitting to having yelled at the victim for money.