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Ross garage worker robbed at knifepoint in Quincy

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  January 30, 2013 10:28 AM

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Quincy police arrested a 15-year-old from Hyde Park in an alleged armed robbery of a toll both worker at the Ross Parking Garage.

According to police, the victim said he was working the toll both at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday when a group of three to four young men approached him. The victim thought the men were suspicious because they asked if they were on a street that wasn’t nearby.

The men left and the victim told a customer he thought he was going to be robbed. To be safe, the customer waited with the victim for several minutes, but when no one came around, the customer left.

A short while later, the toll worker was standing outside the toll booth when one of the men from the earlier group approached him from behind with a knife. Another of the men walked toward him also holding a knife.

Two other men were watching from nearby, but did not become involved.

According to police, the two suspects demanded that the victim hand them all his money. The victim gave the suspects his wallet and money from the toll both, and the men took off.

Police were called and began to search the area. Officers found two suspects matching the description given by the victim and stopped them.

While police were talking with the suspects, officers noticed a third man watching them. Police stopped him as well. Police said they found a small silver knife on one of the suspects, but did not find any money.

The victim was brought to the scene to identify the suspects, but identify only one. The victim described the knife the suspect had been holding, which police allegedly had found on one of the suspects.

The identified suspect, a 15-year-old from Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

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