Boston Police report arresting three teenagers - two local and one from Norfolk - on charges they beat and robbed a man on a bicycle on Columbus Avenue near Camden Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say the man had stopped and was standing when he was rammed by somebody on a rental Bluebike, knocking him to the ground.
While on the ground, the victim reported that he was punched several times and instructed to remain on the ground and count to twenty or he will be stabbed.
After counting to twenty, the victim looked up and saw one of the suspects going through his belongings. The suspect then kicked the victim and ordered him to remain on the ground and keep counting. The suspects eventually fled the scene stealing the victim’s bike.
Police say that after officers broadcast the victim's description of the three, officers spotted three guys and a bike about a half mile away at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Tremont Street. Police say they stopped the three and found two of the three actually did have knives.
Christian Issiah Heck, 18, of Norfolk, was charged with armed robbery, two counts of assault and batter by means of a dangerous weapon - a shod foot and the Bluebike - and receiving stolen property. The other two - one 17, one 16, both from Boston - were not named because of their age. They will be charged as delinquent on the same charges as Heck, police say.