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Man who said he had a bomb arrested after liquor-store robbery in the Back Bay, police say

Boston Police report arresting a man they say claimed he had a bomb and he'd set it off if a clerk at Wild Duck, 86 Massachusetts Ave. didn't give him all the money in the register shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police say Collin Wallace, 34, of Dorchester, didn't have any time to enjoy his newfound earnings: Officers arrived quickly enough to spot him climbing up a fire escape in Public Alley 430 behind the store and were able to get him down and arrest him, police say.

Officers were advised that the suspect took money out of the cash register, and threatened to have a gun. Officers were flagged down by the victim who pointed to the suspect fleeing down a nearby alley. The suspect attempted to climb on top of a small roof to evade officers.

Officers were quickly able to surround the suspect, and he was taken into custody. Officers were able to recover the currency stolen from the cash register. After further investigation, officers were advised that the suspect threatened the victim by stating he had a bomb, and it would explode if the victim did not give him everything.

Wallace was charged with two counts of armed robbery, bomb threat with serious public alarm and witness intimidation, police say.

Innocent, etc.



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