Boston man injured during robbery of Dorchester liquor store is arrested at Boston hospital

A Boston man who was attacked by clerks in a Dorchester liquor store after he robbed them on Thursday was arrested by Boston police when he was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries, Boston police said Friday.

Sean Brown, 38, was charged with armed robbery after he allegedly robbed Welles Liquor Store at 1772 Dorchester Ave., police in a statement Friday.

Store employees told police that the suspect entered the store around 8:30 p.m., said he had a gun, and demanded money. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and then two employees proceeded to attack him, police said.

The altercation spilled from inside the store onto the sidewalk. The suspect was struck several times in the fight, but managed to flee the store employees on foot toward Lonsdale Street, police said.


Around 11:16 p.m., officers were called to the area of Florida and Mallet streets for a man who appeared to be injured. The man, identified as Brown, had lacerations and bruises on his head and was not dressed for the cold weather, police said. He was transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment for injuries not considered to be life-threatening, they said.

Detectives who were investigating the robbery said they recognized Brown at the hospital as the individual wanted for the Welles Liquor incident and arrested him, police said.