Suspect arrested in connection with armed robberies in Brighton, Roxbury

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NEWTON — A 27-year-old Newton man was arrested Friday in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in Brighton and Roxbury on Feb. 6, 2024.

Daniel Robinson was taken into custody by members of the Youth Violence Strike Force at about 4:15 p.m. in the area of 1077 Washington St. in Newton.

At the time of his arrest, Robinson was wanted on a warrant out of Brighton District Court for armed robbery with a firearm, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

He is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court.

Detectives assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) will seek additional charges out of Roxbury District Court related to a similar incident that occurred on the same day.

The first incident occurred at about 11:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, when officers assigned to District D-14 (Allston/Brighton) responded to a report of an armed robbery at 584 Washington St.

The suspect allegedly pulled out a firearm from his waistband, demanded money, jumped over the counter, and stole approximately $400-$500 from the cash register before fleeing towards Montfern Avenue.

The second incident occurred at about 12:50 p.m. the same day, when officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a report of an armed robbery with a firearm at 517 Warren St.

The suspect, whose description matched that of the earlier armed robbery in Brighton, allegedly brandished a firearm and stole approximately $800 before fleeing towards Elm Hill Avenue.

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