Two charged with using air gun in Roxbury armed robbery

Boston Police report arresting two men they say used an air gun in an armed robbery in which one of them punched a victim in the face.

Police say Ayub Ahmed, 21, and Yusuf Jama, 18, approached two men outside 209 Roxbury St. shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, and robbed them of two phones and a pair of sneakers. One of them punched one of the victims in the face, then they fled in an SUV.

Responding officers observed a vehicle that matched the given description travelling on Putnam Street and performed a traffic stop. Officers removed the two occupants and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a replica firearm (Professional .45 cal air gun) from inside the vehicle. Officers also located and recovered the stolen property at which time both suspects were placed in custody without incident.

Innocent, etc.

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