Boston Police busted a man for his alleged role in a street robbery in Dorchester.
Police responded to Bellevue and Quincy streets at about 2 a.m. Monday for a report of an assault and battery in progress.
Dispatchers told police that five armed robbery suspects had fled the area. The victim told police that five men, two of whom brandished guns, beat him up and stole his phone and car keys. One of the men then hopped into the victim’s car and took off.
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Meanwhile, other responding officers chased one of the suspects and eventually stopped him on Hamilton Street. Police said that due to the violent nature of the call, officers conducted a pat frisk of the suspect, looking for for weapons — and subsequently found the victim's cellphone.
Other officers were able to recover the victim's car parked in the area of Quincy Street and Fernald Terrace.
The suspect was identified as 19-year-old James Howard of Dorchester. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen goods.
The other suspects remain at large.