Man robbed of cellphone near Boston Common; police arrest suspect on armed robbery charge
A man was robbed of his cellphone near the Boston Common Saturday morning by three men who said they had a gun, police said Sunday.
Around 3:30 a.m. the victim told Suffolk University police officers that he was robbed by two black men and a white man in the area of 150 Tremont Street. The victim did not see a gun, but said the men ran into the Common after taking his phone. The Suffolk University officers flagged down Boston Police officers, who broadcast a description of the robbers.
A short time later, police picked up a man matching one the descriptions. The victim identified him as one of the robbers.
Police arrested Sharmake Ibrahim, 24, and charged him with armed robbery, according to the police department.
Suffolk University spokesman Greg Gatlin said the victim has no affiliation with the university.
Early Friday morning, a man was shot nearby in the Boston Public Garden. He was hospitalized but is expected to recover, police said. No arrests have been made.Matt Rocheleau can be reached at email@example.com.
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