Police: Man takes cab to South End robbery, then gets ride in vehicle with blue lights on top

Boston Police report Steven Lovering took a cab to the 7-Eleven store at 55 Berkeley St. in the South End early this morning, then decided to hold the place up even though the cabbie refused to stick around for him.

Police say the driver helped officers ID Lovering, 44, after they responded to a hold-up alarm there around 1:30 a.m. They did not specify where Lovering hailed or called the cab initially.

Officers observed the suspect at the corner of Berkeley Street and Chandler Street who then began to flee from officers. The suspect fled towards Tremont Street and officers were able to apprehend the suspect.

Officers spoke with the suspect and he stated that he did rob the 7-Eleven and the money was in his pocket. Officers located an undetermined amount of cash in the suspect's pocket.

A store clerk said Lovering demanded money and motioned as if he had a gun under his shirt. Police said they did not find a weapon, but his alleged motioning was good enough for a charge of armed robbery.

Innocent, etc.

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