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Boston police seize stolen mopeds and arrest armed robbery suspect

BOSTON – Boston Police Department officers from District B-3 successfully recovered two stolen scooters and arrested an armed robbery suspect near Franklin Park in Dorchester on Sunday evening.

On June 17 at approximately 8:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of an armed individual near the park on the side of American Legion Highway.

When they arrived, they were approached by two victims who reported being robbed at gunpoint by a group of five to six men.

The suspects allegedly took the victims' mopeds and other personal items, including a wallet and a gold chain.

The victims reported to police that one of the robbers pulled a firearm from a belt pouch.

Fearing for their safety, they complied and then tracked one of the stolen scooters using an Apple Air Tag to 14 Richfield Street in Dorchester.

Officers from Districts B-3 and B-2 found the mopeds and a group of men matching the description at the address provided.

Although no firearm was found, police identified 39-year-old Roberto Santiago of Dorchester as the suspect in the armed robbery.

The victims were given back their mopeds and a helmet.

Santiago is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on armed robbery charges.

In a related arrest, 37-year-old Edvict Pimentel of Dorchester was taken into custody on two outstanding warrants.

Pimentel is also expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of trafficking in Class B drugs and operating a motor vehicle without a license.