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A pair of men in masks and one minor were arrestedin Roxbury and Dorchester intwo different armed robberieson Monday.
The first incident took place at about 5 p.m. on Monday when officers responded to a report of an armed robbery near 5 Maywood Street. The victim told police that teenage boy came up and asked if he could use the victim’s cell phone. When the victim handed it over, the suspect said he had a gun on him, and pointed to his waistband, then took off down Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Police went into a nearby store, where an employee told officers that a kid matching the suspect’s description tried to sell him an iPhone.
Police found the suspect near Waumbeck Street and charged the juvenile with armed robbery.
Hours later, police responded to a report of another armed robbery in the area of 135 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester. Police rolled into the area near the Savin Hill T station, where they met with the victim. The victim told officers that two men wearing ghostface masks, pulled out a revolver and demanded valuables.
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Plainclothes officers canvassed the area and took off after two men who matched the description. They had just run passed the officers moments before the 911 call came in. The officers gave chase and caught up to the two. After searching the suspects, police found masks and a replica pistol.
Officers arrested 18-year-old Andronique M. Dossantos of Dorchester for armed robbery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Dossantos was also found to have an active warrant for his arrest. Officers also arrested 19-year-old Kostya Ragin of Needham for armed robbery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery for putting his hands in the victim’s pockets during the robbery.
Both were expected to be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.