Two teens were arrested Thursday after they allegedly robbed a food delivery driver in plain view of a Boston police officer.
Around 6 p.m., a police sergeant patrolling the city's Dorchester neighborhood after several recent incidents involving food delivery drivers being robbed saw a vehicle with a food delivery sign affixed to its roof in the area of 63 Cheney St. pull up in front of a 17-year-old male who was waiting out front.
When the delivery driver exited his vehicle and approached the male with a package of food, a 17-year-old female appeared and also walked over. The male then pulled out what appeared to be a semiautomatic firearm and pointed it at the driver, saying, "Don't (expletive) move or I'll shoot you."
The police sergeant, who had been observing the entire interaction, then came out from his position of cover and ordered the suspect to drop the gun. The two teens then began to run in different directions, and the sergeant gave chase.
The male suspect was apprehended after being chased through several backyards. Other responding officers were able to apprehend the female suspect and recover what was revealed to be a Walther CP99 pellet gun, which had been discarded during the foot pursuit.
The two teens will be arraigned in Roxbury Juvenile Court on armed robbery charges. The male teen will also be charged with minor in possession of a pellet gun.