Boston Police report officers fresh footprints in the snow early this morning led officers to two East Boston teens they say had just robbed a man by putting a knife to his back at Bennington and Marion streets.
Police say Thomas Hernandez Leyva, 16, and German Mejia Salmeron, 19, are also suspects in two other armed holdups in the area in the two hours before their arrests, and that both were found with their booty from those stickups.
Both were charged with two counts of armed robbery and three counts of witness intimidation, police say.
According to police, their final victim was walking shortly after midnight when:
Two unknown males approached him, stuck a hard unknown object in his back, and told him to give them his money and wallet. The victim stated he handed over his cell phone and a bottle of Gucci cologne. The victim reported the suspects fled, and the victim contacted 911. The victim described the suspects as two males, one wearing a dark blue baseball cap and black jacket and the second wearing a dark jacket. While canvassing the area, officers observed fresh footprints in the snow in a yard in the area of 202 London Street. The officer followed the footprints and observed a blue cap lying on top of the snow. The officers then observed two males fitting the suspectsâ€™ descriptions hiding behind trash barrels in the alley near 202 London Street. ...
The victimâ€™s cell phone was recovered from the suspects, as well as two other cell phones, other electronics, a bottle of Gucci cologne, and an undisclosed amount of US currency.
arresting two East Boston teens early this morning on charges they