Police say after three alleged armed robbers were arraigned on charges and released, they were apprehended the next day when they attempted to rob the same company again.
Molijah Burey, Nadige Aime-Baskin, and Nicole Jackson were arraigned on Friday in Boston's Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.
Burey was additionally charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and furnishing a false name.
Prosecutors say Boston Police received a 911 call on Sept. 3 from a livery driver who reported he had been robbed at knife point. The victim told police that he arrived for a pick-up on Leston Street and found two individuals sitting on the home's front steps. The two gave the driver turn-by-turn directions to a Nelson Street location. When the driver arrived, a man pulled out a knife and demanded the driver's money. A second suspect grabbed the victim by the back of his shirt collar when he tried to run. The victim was able to flee into a nearby convenience store and call police.
$70 in cash, in addition to a cell phone valued at $350 were missing from the vehicle, prosecutors said.
The next day, the same livery company called officers to report that they'd received a call from a woman using the same phone number that was used in the previous day's armed robbery.
A livery vehicle was sent with a Boston Police officer behind the wheel and a second riding in the rear seat. Three men and a woman approached the vehicle when it arrived on Lucerne Street. After the four made repeated attempts to enter the locked vehicle, officers opened the doors.
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Burey allegedly ran down down Winston Street, and was found hiding beneath a car. He allegedly identified himself to police as David Riley.
Aime-Baskin also ran and was apprehended on Morton Street in possession of the phone that was used to contact the livery company, prosecutors said.
Jackson was arrested after a brief struggle with police. Officers found that she was carrying a folding knife.
The fourth person present at the scene was questioned by police and released.
Burey is held on $10,000 bail, Burey is held on $2,000, and Aime-Baskin is held on $1,000. If they post bail, they each need to wear GPS monitors and stay away from victims, witnesses, and each other.
They will return to court Oct. 2.