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Armed robber fired two shots in struggle with victims in Roslindale, police say

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he tried to rob two people at gunpoint at 4374 Washington St. at Rosecliff Street in Roslindale around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

It was reported that the suspect followed two victims into a building at gun point demanding their money and jewelry. During a struggle between the victims and the suspect, two rounds were discharged but no injuries were sustained. The suspect fled the scene in a motor vehicle and after reviewing surveillance footage, the vehicle was located a short time later on Devon Street in Dorchester. The suspect was positively identified and arrested at approximately 1:00PM.

Sylvester Coburn, 36, of Dorchester, was charged with armed robbery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, being armed with intent to rob, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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