Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury teenager on charges he held up a Tremont Street market at knifepoint Tuesday night - and say he's a suspect in similar holdups across the river in Cambridge.
Police say the 17-year-old - not named because of his age - walked into One Stop Convenience, 664 Tremont St. around 11 p.m. with a plaid scarf over his face, showed a knife and demanded the clerk give him all the bills in the register.
The suspect then grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the register and fled on foot on West Newton Street, with the store clerk in pursuit. Additional responding officers received a suspect description and canvassed the area for a possible perpetrator. The officers’ attention was soon drawn to a person fitting that description calling out from behind a fence. Officers apprehended the male, and he was identified as the suspect who robbed the store. Officers also recovered a plaid scarf next to the suspect where he was handcuffed, $225 in US currency on the suspect’s person, and a knife along the suspect’s flight path.
Police say the teen was charged as delinquent for assault by means of a dangerous weapon.