2 arrested after alleged armed robbery in Jamaica Plain

Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, are facing charges that they allegedly robbed two people at gunpoint in Jamaica Plain Monday night, officials said.

Cesar Lara-Aguasvivas, 20, and a 14-year-old boy, both of Dorchester, are to be arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery and buying, receiving, or concealing stolen goods, Boston police said.

The name of the 14-year-old suspect was not released because he is a juvenile.


Boston police responded to reports of an armed robbery near the Bussey Street entrance to the Arnold Arboretum at 8:09 p.m. When police arrived, the two victims told officers they had been approached by three men as they exited the park. The suspects, including Lara-Aguasvivas and the 14-year-old, allegedly demanded the victim’s valuables and grabbed at their waistbands to indicate that they were armed, police said.

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After the victims handed over their valuables, the suspects allegedly told them they were members of a gang that would hurt the victims’ families if the robbery was reported to police. The suspects then pushed the two victims to the ground and fled on bicycles, police said.

An officer traveling on Washington Street in Roslindale saw two males matching the suspects’ description, and stopped them. All the victims’ possessions, as well as a cellphone belonging to another victim, were recovered, and the two suspects were arrested, officials said.

The third suspect is still being sought.

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