Police search for two suspects in armed robbery of South Boston deli

Authorities arrested one man and were searching for two others late Friday night after an armed robbery of a deli in South Boston, according to Boston police.

Three suspects fled from police in a black sedan after holding up the D Street Deli at 165 D St. with two firearms around 9:05 p.m., said police. The suspects crashed their car, causing an accident that involved three cars and a MBTA bus outside the Andrew Station T stop, according to Boston police Captain John Danilecki. One suspect was taken into custody after the pursuit and authorities were searching for the other two, he said.

The thieves had made off with cash and cigarettes, according to Danilecki. No one was injured in the robbery and no shots were fired. One person suffered a minor injury in the car crash.

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The incident began when two men armed with firearms and wearing ski masks went into the deli, before robbing it, said Danilecki.

Boston police gang unit members were driving past the deli when they witnessed what looked like a robbery. One officer entered the establishment and confirmed the crime, while the other took off in pursuit of the suspects, according to Danilecki.

The chase ended abruptly when the suspects’ car collided with the bus and the other vehicles on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, outside Andrew station, he said.

Police apprehended the suspected driver, while the other occupants of the car fled on a Red Line train, Danilecki said. The suspects were seen at the JFK-UMass T stop and appeared to be headed toward the Ashmont stop, he added. “They possibly could still be armed,” he said.

Police did not release the names of the three men, who were all under the age of 20.

The stolen money and cigarettes, along with one of the guns, were recovered in the vehicle after the crash.