A 14-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man are facing multiple charges in connection with a violent robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Dorchester over the weekend.
Boston police said they received a call shortly after midnight on Saturday for a report of an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven at 187 East Cottage St. in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.
When they arrived, police said they spoke to a store employee who told them that two male suspects had entered the store and demanded cash from the register. One of the suspects then allegedly threw a bottle of iced tea at the employee, hitting him in the face.
The employee said the suspects fled the store, but later returned and attempted to stab one of his co-workers. The second employee said one of the suspects walked behind the counter and attempted to stab him multiple times. The employee said he used a trash barrel to defend himself from the suspect's knife strikes.
Officers said they were able to locate the suspects - 23-year-old Johenmie Garcia of Jamaica Plain and a 14-year-old male juvenile - and place them under arrest.
Garcia is charged with assault with intent to murder, unarmed assault to rob, assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. The teen is charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon and attempted armed robbery.
Both were expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. It was not immediately clear if they had attorneys.