BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A 22-year-old Boston man was robbed at knifepoint by three teenagers as he walked from the Ashmont MBTA station to a friend's home on Monday night.
According to prosecutors, the victim was approached from behind. One of the suspects held a knife to the man's side while a second told him, "Give me everything you have," and went through the victim's pockets before taking off with a Blackberry, iPod, and wallet containing the victim's license and four debit cards.
The victim called police, and officers stopped three suspects not far from where the incident occurred.
When asked by officers if any of the suspects was carrying a cell phone, one of the teens pulled out the Blackberry, handed it to the officer, and allegedly said it belonged to him. However, when the officer asked for the phone's passcode, he allegedly changed his story and said he had just found it down the street. The iPod was reportedly found on another suspect, while the third suspect admitted to carrying a folding knife.
As the officers were waiting to perform a show-up identification procedure, the victim's phone rang, and an officer answered it.
"Who is this?" the caller asked. "Why do you have my son's phone?"
The officer identified himself and asked the caller who the phone's rightful owner was. The caller identified his son by name, corroborating the victim's statement that the phone was his.
The victim was able to identify one of the suspects as one of the assailants.
A 16-year-old male from Dorchester and a 16-year-old male from Jamaica Plain were arraigned on Tuesday in connection with the armed robbery. Both will return to court on Oct. 23.
Keyshaun Taylor, of Attleboro, was arraigned as an adult on a single count of armed robbery. He is due back in court on Nov. 20.
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