A 13-year-old Roxbury boy is facing charges of attempted armed robbery and assault and battery on police officers after trying to rob someone of a bike, Boston police said today.
Police responding to a report of an armed robbery in progress in Dorchester at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday found a victim who said that six or seven young males had attempted to rob him of his bicycle. The victim said the group surrounded him, and the 13-year-old had demanded the bike, police said in a statement.
The victim rode off but was again confronted by the group, who also tried to take his wallet. During the second confrontation, one member of the group also pointed an object at the victim's head, which he believed was a gun. The victim fled again, hiding in a backyard.
Police found the victim and were interviewing him when he saw the suspect ride up on another bike and said, "That's the guy who wanted to take my bike."
Officers stopped the suspect, who allegedly gave them several false names. Once the suspect's identity was confirmed, the officers discovered he had several outstanding warrants. The suspect resisted arrest and kicked officers while they were trying to handcuff him, police said.
The juvenile, whose name was not released, was arraigned this morning in Dorchester District Court, said Officer Eddy Chrispin, a police spokesman.
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