Juvenile Suspect under arrest after firearm is recovered following a robbery in Downtown

On Wednesday October 11, 2023 at approximately 3:50 pm Officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) arrested a 17 year old juvenile from Dorchester on Robbery and Firearm related charges.

Officers were dispatched to a call for a firearm recovered from a shoplifting suspect in custody at 450 Washington St. Upon arrival the officers were informed by the store’s Loss Prevention staff that the suspect had attempted to steal a fur coat. While bringing the suspect to the holding area, he actively began to resist Loss Prevention staff. At which point, one of the staff members noticed the suspect had a firearm within waistband. The staff member quickly and safely secured the weapon prior to officers arrival. The firearm was determined to be a Springfield Armory XD with 5 live rounds of ammunition in the magazine capable of holding 9 rounds.

The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with: Delinquent to wit: Unlawful possession of a firearm, Delinquent to wit: unlawful possession of ammunition, and Delinquent to wit: Armed Robbery. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Juvenile Court.