Mattapan teen charged with South Boston holdup, crash; two others sought
Boston Police report Joe Fisher, 17, was one of the three teens who held up the D Street Deli at gunpoint Friday night, then plowed into an MBTA bus in Andrew Square, leaving him to be arrested while his accomplices jumped on the T for a ride to JFK/UMass.
Fisher was charged with armed robbery while masked, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, operating motor vehicle without being licensed, refusal to submit to a police officer, reckless operation of motor vehicle and leaving the scene of motor vehicle accident with injuries.
The bus driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police got a lucky break on the case: Officers happened to be driving by the deli just as the three exited:
Officers noted that all three individuals ran from the location with their heads and faces covered. Believing the store had just been robbed, officers exited their vehicle to gather additional information. At this time, a fourth individual, believed to be a store employee, exited the store and immediately informed officers that the store had just been robbed by three suspects and all three had guns. While searching the area for the suspects, a responding unit observed three individuals, who fit the description of the suspects, enter a motor vehicle in the area of W. 7th Street. Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) in an effort to stop the car. However, instead of stopping, the suspect vehicle accelerated away from the officers.