Two Men Charged in Mass Ave Mugging

Boston Police Department

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate conviction.

Boston Police responded to a report of an armed robbery in the rear of the Massachusetts Avenue T stop at about 10:34 p.m. on Monday, March 4.

The victim told police that three teenage males robbed him and fled towards Claremont Park.

The victim told police he was walking home from work when three males walked towards him. One of the males reportedly asked the victim, “Yo, where are you from?,” to which the victim replied “Southie.” At this point, one of the males shouted, “Pop him.” The suspects punched and kicked the victim in the head and body, knocking him to the ground. The suspects grabbed the victim’s backpack, his watch and five dollars, and then fled towards Massachusetts Avenue.

The victim followed his attackers and called 911. Responding officers fanned out and located two people who matched the description of the suspects. One was near Columbus Avenue and Worcester Street, the other was near West Springfield Street and Columbus Avenue.

Officers stopped one of the suspects and noted that he was sweating profusely, despite the cold temperature. Officers patted the suspect down, placed him in handcuffs and told him that he was not under arrest. Officers also brought back another person matching the description of the suspect for identification. The victim identified both men as two of his three attackers. The third attacker was not found.

Officers charged Tomas Martinez of 2 Center Street, Roxbury, and Anthony Sharpe of 47 Warwick Street, Boston with armed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

Boston EMS Ambulance treated the victim for bruising and facial lacerations. 

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