Man robbed at gunpoint outside Downtown Crossing game store; suspect nabbed in Public Garden

Boston Police report a man inside the CEX store, 44 Winter St., followed a customer outside last night and, after brandishing a gun, grabbed the person's wallet out of his pants at Winter and Tremont.

Police radioed a description. A state trooper patrolling the Public Garden not long after spotted Eric Watson, 27, and detained him "with no incident."

Watson was scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of armed robbery. Police say they were unable to find the weapon. however.

Innocent, etc.

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I'm sure the perp

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Is a regular seller of stolen phones at CEX. They'll know who he is.

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Seems like a waste of time

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Why keep going out and stealing phones to sell when you can hang out in the store to see who's about to walk out with cash?

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But IF the VICTIM had a GUN

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Like a bigger gun ... like a bazooka or erotically described megasemiatomatic handgun or an Uzi ...

Like NO CRIME WOULD HAPPEN EVAH!

(and there would be three body bags in the morgue - the perp, the victim, and a bystander).

GOSH I feel safe ALREADY!!

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I know right. That's why

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I know right. That's why celebrities and VIPs are always surrounded by armies of guys in suits.

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Yeah, clearly.

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And I'm sure they go out and hire the first paranoid, trigger-happy amateur gun but they can find. I mean--not like they'd hire a professional bodyguard who'd maybe had actual training or anything.

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My mom

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has an FID card. She's 81 and doesn't know what she had for breakfast.

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Doubt it. They expire and

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Doubt it. They expire and require in person renewals every few years. A PD will deny a renewal to anyone that looks like they have dementia.

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firearms=bike helmets when it

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firearms=bike helmets when it comes to personal safety. Yeah there's data there to support, but also mountains of controversy.

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Duh

Dude, check that hair. No helmet could tame that.

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Sarcasm

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Gee even I can understand that this was sarcasm (anon's main comment)

Only because in another thread on this website there is/was a gun debate (or someone troll'd and tried to make it one)

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Probably didn't help that the

Probably didn't help that the victim got a clear look at the suspect: teardrop tattoo under eye, face scar and polar bear hat with ear flaps and all...

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DTX = Beverly Hills

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By all accounts Downtown Crossing will become the new Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive the second the Filene's project is built.

Can Someone please tell the criminals, homeless and junkies that?

I don't think they got the memo.

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