Boston police detectives arrested a 19-year-old Hyde Park man last week who they say robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint there in October.
Kenneth Araujo was arraigned Monday in West Roxbury Municipal Court, Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, told Boston.com in an email Wednesday.
He was arrested last Friday on an armed robbery charge following a lengthy investigation spurred by the alleged confrontation, Boston police said in a statement.
Authorities say officers responded to the area of 20 Prescott St. around 9:05 p.m. on Oct. 8, where they met a pizza delivery driver.
He told them he spoke to a customer by phone and that the two would meet there for the order pick-up, officials said.
When the driver went to give him the food, the customer “pulled a firearm from his jacket pocket before pointing it at (the driver),” police said.
The armed man demanded he be given the food and valuables the driver had, according to officials, who say the man fled the scene on foot with both the food and an undisclosed amount of cash.
An investigation led authorities to the man — identified by Wark as Araujo — who they arrested on a warrant on March 1 around 1:30 p.m. near 1823 Hyde Park Ave., police said.
Investigators also confiscated a Daisy Powerline BB gun from Araujo’s home, officials said.
According to Wark, Araujo was released following his arraignment Monday on personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from the victim and all Domino’s locations.
He is scheduled to appear again in court on April 8.