A 14-year-old student who was punched, robbed and warned not to snitch by two classmates at the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line around 2 p.m. yesterday thought he'd managed to escape them by making his way to the Cambridgeside Galleria.
But, he told police, the two - and an older guy - were waiting for him when he left the mall around 5:40 p.m. and they jumped him again, stole his cell phone and threatened to "drop him" in class if he told anyone what had happened.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting one of the classmates and the older teen on a Green Line shuttle bus at North Station.
David Savage, 17, of East Boston and the classmate, also from East Boston but not named because he is 14, were charged with unarmed robbery and witness intimidation, according to a police report, which says the 14-year-olds are all students at the McKinley South End Academy.
Police say the victim, a Hyde Park resident, left school around 1:30 p.m. and was waiting for a bus in the lower busway at Ruggles around 2 when two classmates came up to him. One punched him in the face and called him a snitch, the report says.
He ran upstairs to the mezzanine, but they followed, cornered him, demanded his necklace and threatened to beat him if he told anybody, according to the report, which adds he then got on the train for the trip to the Galleria. After about 90 minutes, he left by the Sears exit - and was surrounded by the two, now joined by Savage, who "forcefully" reached into his pocket for his phone, then warned him not to tell anybody.
The student watched the three get on a shuttle bus, then found an officer to report the crime. According to the report, he expressed concern at North Station when he saw one of the three had managed to evade police.