At 3 a.m. on Monday, Brookline Police were flagged down by a man claiming he was robbed at knifepoint near 1491 Beacon Street--shortly afterward, three men were arrested and charged with armed robbery.
According to reports from the , the man reported to officers that he had been walking from Boston University toward Washington Street when he was approached by someone he described as a 6'0" tall black man with an athletic build in a hoodie, jeans and a baseball cap.
There was a click, the victim said, and he believed the man had a knife. He told police that he could smell alcohol on the man's breath, and this man commanded the victim to "give me everything you've got." The thief got away with a blue backpack containing a laptop, as well as a wallet and smartphone.
The victim was able to give a description of a vehicle as well, which police gave out to Boston University and Boston Police. They were able to track down a matching vehicle and stop it at Commonwealth Avenue and Warren Street. The officer who stopped them saw a blue backpack and a black laptop in plain sight, and then searched the passengers and the vehicle.
The men did not have any weapons on their person, according to police reports. Among the items in the vehicle, police found three bank cards, two iPhones, a MetroPCS phone, the backpack and laptop, cash, a smartphone battery, an empty wallet, a steak knife and a spring-loaded knife.
Brookline Police arrested Gerald Daughtry, 20, Tarenzo Richardson, 18, and Deandre Robinson, 19, all of Roxbury, and charged all three with armed robbery. Robinson was also charged with operating without a license, and Richardson was additionally charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.
According to the Brookline Police Blog, the case is under investigation and all three are in custody. They were due in court yesterday.
Arrests where mentioned do not indicate a conviction. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.