Boston police arrest man on firearm, robbery charges after downtown incident

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BOSTON — Officers from the Boston Police Department arrested a man on multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm and armed robbery, in downtown Boston on Saturday afternoon.

At about 1:31 p.m., officers assigned to District A-1 responded to a call at 128 Tremont Street, where a man was reported to have brandished a firearm at a store cashier.

Boston Police Operations provided a description of the suspect, which led officers to identify and confront the man, Gerald Sibley, age 43, from Dorchester, in front of the store’s counter.

Upon apprehension, Sibley was handcuffed, and officers recovered a Taurus G2 handgun from his waistband.

The firearm was loaded with one round in the chamber and eight rounds in a large capacity magazine.

Sibley is now facing charges for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, armed robbery, and resisting arrest.

He is slated for arraignment at Boston Municipal Court.

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