A Roxbury man is facing charges for kicking and hitting a man with a floor tile while robbing him of $20 he had just withdrawn from a Mission Hill ATM, prosecutors said. The man had originally told police he was the victim of the attack.
Torin Traynor, 27, was arraigned April 24 in West Roxbury District Court for two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and unarmed robbery. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf and he was released on his own recognizance.
Traynor was arrested March 21 while sitting in Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where police had taken him after he told them he was the victim of an assault, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said in a statement.
Officers responded to reports of a fight on Tremont Street around 11 p.m. March 21. After searching the area, they located Traynor, who had several lacerations, on nearby Calumet Street, the statement said.
Traynor told officers he had been taking money out of an ATM when another man robbed him, the statement said.
After interviewing witnesses, police learned that a 35-year-old Dorchester man was injured in an assault at the ATM and was sitting in a nearby restaurant. The Dorchester man told officers that Traynor had stolen $20 from him while he was using the ATM, and then had kicked and beaten him, the statement said.
Surveillance video from the Citizens Bank ATM corroborated the Dorchester man’s story, and police arrested Traynor. Traynor is scheduled to return to court June 6.