Police Arrest Suspect Wanted In Connection With Armed RobberyOn Monday, October 27, 2008, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery at 56 Gainsborough Street (Kangs Corner Store). On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he was on the 2nd floor of his store when he heard and was startled by a loud bang. When the victim went down to the 1st floor (store level) to investigate the noise, he observed a black male (suspect #1) wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt (approximately 25 yrs old) holding a black firearm. According to the victim, the suspect was in the company of suspect #2, a black male (approximately 25 yrs old) armed with a firearm, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Suspect #1 struck the victim on the back of his head with the firearm, then he struck another victim on the bridge of the nose with the firearm and demanded the whereabouts of the bank deposit bag by stating, \”Where\’s the bag???\” The victim told the suspect that the bag was upstairs. Suspect #1 went upstairs and retrieved the deposit bag which contained several thousand dollars. While suspect #1 was on the second floor, suspect #2 hopped over the counter and stole approximately $250.00 from the cash register. The victims were ordered to lie on the floor. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.
At about 6:15am, this morning, Thursday, October 30, 2008, officers from the Fugitive and Apprehension Unit responded to 11 Hamilton Street in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers, armed with an arrest warrant for one Trent Cox, 20, of Dorchester, located the aforementioned suspect and arrested him in connection with the above incident. Cox was taken into custody and charged with Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.
** A special thanks to media for assisting in the distribution of the surveillance video, which led to the identification of the above suspect.