Boston police arrested a 27-year-old man in connection to three armed robberies that happened within just 30 minutes.
The Boston Police Department received three calls of armed robberies Tuesday morning in Dorchester, according to officials. The first call was received at 6:10 a.m. and officers responded to the area of 34 Beach St.
There, the victim said two men in a red vehicle pulled up to him, brandished a small handgun and demanded money. The suspects drove away after the victim refused.
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Approximately five minutes later, police responded to another call of an armed robbery near 32 Mill St. At the scene, the victim said he was getting in his white Honda Accord when a red vehicle with two occupants approached him. One of the suspects, who was later identified as Boston resident Keith Kirk, brandished a handgun. After the victim ran away, Kirk allegedly stole the Honda.
Police received a third call at 6:41 a.m. and responded to the area of 49 Fuller St. A victim at the scene claimed he was sitting in traffic when the driver of a white Honda walked to his vehicle, showed a weapon and demanded money. When the victim refused, Kirk, who was allegedly driving the Honda, returned to the vehicle and drove off.
Several hours later at approximately 9:30 a.m., Lawrence police spotted a vehicle that fit the description of the stolen Honda Accord. After stopping the car, they arrested Kirk. During a search of the vehicle, they found a black handgun that was confirmed to be a BB gun.
Kirk was charged with armed carjacking, multiple counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and armed assault to rob.
He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. Officials did not say when his arraignment was scheduled. It is unclear if he has an attorney.