A Boston man who was attacked by clerks in a Dorchester liquor store after he robbed them on Thursday was arrested when he was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries, Boston police said Friday.
Sean Brown, 38, was charged with armed robbery in a holdup at Welles Liquor Store at 1772 Dorchester Ave., police said Friday.
Store employees told police that a man entered the store around 8:30 p.m., said he had a gun, and demanded money.
The robber was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and then two employees attacked him, police said.
The altercation spilled from inside the store onto the sidewalk.
The suspect was struck several times in the fight, but managed to flee on foot toward Lonsdale Street, police said.
Around 11:16 p.m., officers were called to the area of Florida and Mallet streets regarding a man who appeared to be injured.
The man, identified as Brown, had lacerations and bruises on his head and was not dressed for the cold weather, police said.
He was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of injuries not considered to be life-threatening, they said.
Detectives who were investigating the robbery said they recognized Brown at the hospital as the individual wanted for the Welles Liquor holdup and arrested him, police said.
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