Convenience-store clerk robbed at knifepoint, then jumps in his car to pursue his attackers
Boston Police report a super vigilant store employee helped them capture two knife-wielding robbers and their getaway driver after a robbery last night.
According to police, two guys dressed in black and with black ski masks over their faces entered South Huntington Convenience, 12 S. Huntington Ave. around 9:30 p.m. yesterday and demanded money:
According to the store employee, one of the suspects showed a knife while demanding cash. The store employee told officers that the suspects were able to secure an undisclosed amount of cash before the fleeing the store on foot. The store employee further states that he followed the suspects as they exited the store and watched them jump into a black motor vehicle in the area of S. Huntington Ave and Colburn Street which proceeded to flee the area at a high rate of speed. Not wanting to see the suspects get away, the store employee states he then jumped into his own car and followed the suspects along South Huntington Ave. Upon seeing an approaching Boston Police cruiser, the store employee shouted to the officers and then motioned towards the suspect’s car which was stopped at a red light in the area of 425 South Huntington Ave.
Dave Hampton, 31, of Boston, Ricardo Lambert, 31, of Boston and Chithalia Barnes, 28, of Chelsea, were charged with armed robbery.