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.