A Belmont, Massachusetts, teenager was arrested last week in connection with the robbery of his classmate’s cell phone at a playground on April 16, 2010. The boy’s name has not been released due to his age.
The girl told the Belmont Police Department that she ran into the male classmate at the Grove Street Playground, and that he asked to borrow a cell phone. The girl gave him the cell phone, but when she wanted it back, the suspect allegedly took out a pocketknife and threatened her.
After a description of the male suspect was broadcast by the Belmont Police Department, officers from the Cambridge and Watertown Police Departments stopped him and arrested him. A ‘bring-back’ identification procedure was done, and the girl purportedly identified him as the person who robbed her of the iPhone.
Notably, the teenage suspect did not have the knife, nor the cell phone, on his person when he was arrested. He was charged with the crimes of Armed Robbery, Larceny from a Person and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending persons charged with the crimes of Armed Robbery, Larceny from a Person, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and other Crimes of Violence & Theft Crimes.
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