Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 27, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Arlington Police Arrest Two Juveniles for Robbery
ARLINGTON — Police Chief Frederick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department, with the assistance of several neighboring agencies, arrested two teenagers after an investigation into a robbery that occurred last weekend.
A JUVENILE MALE, AGE 16, OF REVERE, and a JUVENILE MALE, AGE 16, OF ARLINGTON, are charged with:
- Juvenile Delinquent to Wit Unarmed Robbery (Joint Venture)
- Aggravated Assault and Battery Resulting in Serious Injuries (Joint Venture)
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 21, Arlington Police responded to a report of a man lying unconscious in the street. After locating the victim, who sustained a serious injury to his right eye, officers called for medical aide and the victim was transported by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the victim was walking in the area of Broadway and Foster streets on Friday night when he was approached from behind by a juvenile male on a bicycle. The two got in an argument, and the suspect assaulted the victim, who sustained serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. During the altercation, the two suspects took the victim’s canvas bag, which contained his wallet and credit cards.
Arlington Police detectives reviewed surveillance video and credit card statements, and in doing so were able to tie the two juveniles to the robbery.
The Arlington suspect was located and arrested on Thursday evening, and the Revere suspect was located and arrested Friday morning. Chief Ryan would like to thank the Cambridge, Revere, and Natick Police Departments for their assistance in apprehending the suspects. He would also like to acknowledge the hard work of the Arlington Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau on this case.
“The unprecedented level of teamwork and cooperation that exists among municipal law enforcement agencies here in Massachusetts helps ensure that suspects who run cannot hide for long,” Chief Ryan said. “I am very grateful for the hard work of our officers and neighboring departments in bringing these two juveniles into custody after a violent crime struck our community.”
The two suspects will be arraigned at a juvenile court at a later date.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.