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Quincy Scanner Tales: Armed robbery report leads to seizure of gun, ammo, drugs

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 10, 2013 05:49 PM

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Quincy Police

(Clockwise, from top left): Tommy Thanh Nguyen, 19, from Dorchester; Trung Van Nguyen, 20, from Mattapan; Nhan T. Son, 28, from Quincy; and Lam Huu Pham, 19, from Dorchester; and were arrested on alleged drug, gun, and robbery charges.

Four men were arrested and drugs and guns confiscated after a report of an armed robbery led police to a Quincy home.

Police said a man called them at 10 p.m. on Monday night to investigate a reported armed robbery. The victim met police at the Bridgewater Credit Union and told police that he had been assaulted at a house on High Street.

The victim, a 28-year-old man from Springfield, told police that he was getting his car fixed by a friend. When the victim went to pick up his car at his friend’s house, four men assaulted him, threatening him with a gun and stealing his money.

The victim also told police that he saw drugs in the house.

Police arrived a short time later to confront the suspects, and surrounded the house before going inside.

Police found all four suspects on the second floor of the home. Officers also reported seeing some drugs and smelling marijuana.

A warrant was obtained to search the property and two police dogs brought in to sniff out any drugs or ammunition.

After the search, police recovered a black Mossberg 12-guage shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition in varying sizes, two pounds of marijuana, scales, and an automatic bill counter.

Police also recovered an undetermined amount of cash.

Tommy Thanh Nguyen, 19, from Dorchester; Trung Van Nguyen, 20, from Mattapan; Lam Huu Pham, 19, from Dorchester; and Nhan T. Son, 28, from Quincy were arrested and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, armed robbery, possessing a firearm without an FID card, illegal possession of ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute Class D (marijuana).

Pham was additionally charged with possession of a dangerous weapon after police found a switchblade in his possession.

Police said Quincy residents should not be concerned, as the attack was not random.

“The suspects and the victim knew each other,” Quincy Police Captain John Dougan said.

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