Roxbury teenagers face armed robbery charges

Two Roxbury teenagers are facing armed robbery charges in the alleged theft of four submarine sandwiches from a man on his delivery route in that neighborhood Wednesday night, police said.

The names of the suspects, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, were not disclosed because they are minors.

Boston police received reports of an armed robbery at 8:53 p.m. on Copeland Street. The victim said he was delivering food in the neighborhood when four men approached him with a gun and stole four sandwiches from him, police said.


Two teenagers matching the description given by the victim were later seen walking down Walnut Avenue. When police asked them to stop, the two boys ran into a building on Fenno Street, officials said. Police stopped them in the front hall and patted them down to check for weapons.

They found two submarine sandwiches, still warm to the touch, police said. They also allegedly found a gun discarded in the fresh snow outside the building.

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