Police say the four men burst into an apartment there shortly before midnight in search of marijuana - which they found in a locked bedroom, one not being used by the resident who was home at the time:
During a protective sweep of the apartment, the officers observed that the roommate’s room was ransacked and could see in plain view several large bags of marijuana, scales, drug paraphernalia, and a large safe that had been kicked open by the suspects. Officers observed that the room had previously been secured with a padlock on the door. The victim reported she did not know the roommate well, as she and her boyfriend had only been staying there for a week. Officers froze the residence pending a search warrant.
Police say they got a head start on the search for the robbers thanks to nearby residents, who reported the license plate of the vehicle the four drove away in. After broadcasting a description of the vehicle and suspects on a regional police channel:
A Somerville detective contacted Boston operations and advised that he was familiar with the suspect. Concurrently, BPD detectives received information that a shooting victim had driven himself to Cambridge Hospital. The victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and appeared to be the suspect identified in the North End home invasion. Officers responded to the hospital and, after observing the butt-end of a shotgun and bloodstains in the suspect’s car, arrested 19-year-old Nikolas Angelesco of Somerville for Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, and Kidnapping.
Police say that in addition to Angelesco's shotgun, one of the men was armed with a knife.