Mattapan cellphone robbers allegedly wielded sawed-off shotgun
Boston police seized a sawed-off shotgun and arrested three men after a cellphone robbery in Mattapan, police said.
Police said a 29-year-old man reported he was robbed at gunpoint by two men who had a sawed-off shotgun in the parking lot of a Walgreen’s at the corner of Morton and Norfolk streets on Wednesday night.
He told police the gunmen stole a Samsung Galaxy Note cellphone, his driver’s license, and large amount of cash.
The victim said the men fled the area in a Chevy sedan.
Police spotted the vehicle at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue operated by a woman. Officers stopped the car and found the victim’s stolen items and the sawed-off shotgun, police said in a statement.
Jasmin T. Cobb, 25, of Dorchester, Jermaine O. Omoregie, 23, of Milton, and Neil E. Tom, 23, were arrested and charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a sawed-off shotgun, police said.
All three suspects were arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
On the beat
Columnist Adrian Walker says UMass Dartmouth is shaken after revelations that one of the Marathon bomb suspects was a student there. Read more