Boston Police report arresting four men they say stole a man's tablet computer and phone at knifepoint on Trull Street in Dorchester, hopped into a car and raced away - only to be nabbed by officers about a half mile away.
Police say the four - Victor Torres, 41, of Dorchester, Angel Torres, 36, of Mattapan, John Santa, 29, of Dorchester and Sandro Rosa, 31 - surrounded their victim shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday on Trull Street at Glen Street and made him hand over the electronics:
Additional responding officers soon located and stopped a vehicle matching the given description in the area of Adams Street and Winter Street. As the suspect vehicle was slowing to a stop, officers observed the front passenger side door open slightly as an object was discarded on the ground. The item was later recovered and determined to be the victim’s tablet.
Although only two of the men displayed knives, all four were charged with armed robbery, police say.