5 suspects, including 3 juveniles, arrested after 2 separate robbery attempts in Boston

Boston police arrested five suspects, including three juveniles, after two separate armed robbery attempts in the South End and East Boston on Wednesday, police said.

In the first incident, Boston police officers were assisting Berklee College of Music police, who had responded to a call around 12:19 a.m. Wednesday about a man who pulled a knife on two people, demanding that they give him cigarettes, in the area of 1140 Boylston St., police said.

Around 7:39 p.m., Berklee police found a man in the area of 31 Hemenway St. who fit the description of the suspect given by the victims, police said. Boston police arrived to the area and arrested the man, who was identified as Ryan Buckles, 33, of Boston.


He was charged with intent to rob while armed, as he did not get the cigarettes, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court Thursday, a court clerk said.

In a separate case, around 6 p.m. officers in East Boston were flagged down and alerted to an ongoing robbery in the area of Condor Street and Glendon Street. The officers arrived at the scene to find four males, including three juveniles, “physically assaulting and robbing a 13-year-old male victim at knife point, stealing his glasses and shoes,” Boston police said in a statement Thursday.

Monte Davis, 19, of Dorchester and the three juveniles were arrested. The victim’s glasses and shoes were returned to him and two knives belonging to the suspects were confiscated, police said.

They were charged with armed robbery and carrying a dangerous weapon. Davis pleaded not guilty in East Boston District Court on Thursday and posted $250 cash bail. The three juveniles will be arraigned Friday, a court clerk said.

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