A Massachusetts man was ordered held on $25,000 bail Friday following his court appearance in connection to an armed robbery and stabbing of a man on New Year's Eve in the Boston Public Gardens.
Joshua Enos, 27, of Lynn, was charged with armed robbery, armed kidnapping and assault and battery at his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court.
Enos was arrested Thursday on a warrant after police put out surveillance images — pleading with the public for help in identifying him.
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"He removed his hood. The police were able to track this on video camera and they took a still shot from when he removes his hood," said a court prosecutor.
At approximately 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve, police responded to a call of a robbery. At the scene, three victims said they were walking through the Boston Public Gardens when they were approached by three men who demanded an iPhone, some money and bank cards.
One of the victims was then stabbed and forced to withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash from a nearby ATM.
The trio then fled the scene on foot, according to police. The victim was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound at an area hospital.
Enos was arrested Thursday.
Authorities said he was identified because of a tip from his probation officer. The probation officer said Enos had recently shaved his head and was exhibiting signs of being nervous the past week.
In court, prosecutors pointed to Enos' lengthy criminal record including state prison time for two armed robbery cases.
"Most notably, you'll see that very recent period in state prison for three to four years for armed robbery," said the prosecutor.
Enos' defense attorney denied the allegations against him saying the victims in the case gave vague suspect descriptions.
"They were very general with their description. The identification we have here just deals with the probation officer looking at a picture, which is very vague," said Enos' defense attorney.
The judge ordered Enos held on $25,000 bail and to stay away from the victims.
Enos is due back in court Feb. 8.