Boston Municipal Court Judge Annette Forde imposed $25,000 bail at Castillo's arraignment on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Castillo, who has past convictions for breaking and entering, distribution of a Class B substance, shoplifting, larceny and malicious destruction of property, knocked his victim to the ground, "got on top of her, and went through her pockets" - and ran away with the $2 he found - prosecutors say.
Two bystanders chased him, but he managed to flee them - although not the T's surveillance cameras, which showed that after he ran from the station, he returned a few minutes later through another entrance, the DA's office says:
The footage also shows him switching jackets with a female companion on the Orange Line platform and placing his backpack inside her backpack. ...
After footage of the robbery was provided to the media and public, officers received an anonymous tip that Castillo could be located at a Roslindale address. Upon arrival, officers learned that Castillo had moved out months earlier, but witnesses who knew him positively identified him as the man seen in surveillance images, prosecutors said.
Police also found the woman but she is not facing charges because "the evidence does not suggest that she knew of his plans to commit the robbery or knowingly assisted him escape in its aftermath," the DA's office says.