Customer chases down, detains suspect in Roslindale gas station robbery until police arrive
An alleged robber’s escape was thwarted Tuesday night by a good Samaritan who chased him down and detained him until officers arrived to arrest the man, Boston police said today. Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, a man walked into a Shell station at 4139 Washington St. in Roslindale and demanded the clerk hand over all the money from the register, the clerk told police. The clerk ran out of the store and told a customer pumping gas that the store was being robbed. The customer then chased the man.