13-year-old with several outstanding warrants arrested for armed robbery

The Boston Police Department reports a young teen arrested Thursday night on charges he threatened another kid with a gun during a bicycle robbery at Dix and Lafield streets was already wanted for other criminal violations.

Police did not identify the 13-year-old because of his age, but said he was from Roxbury.

According to a police report, the robbery occurred around 10:30 p.m. Responding officers found the victim hiding in a backyard on Centre Street where, police say, he provided this account:

"Six to seven young males had attempted to rob him of his bicycle. The victim further elaborated that the group surrounded him and the arrested suspect exclaimed, 'Yo! Give me the bike!' The victim refused to give up his bicycle and rode off but was again confronted by the group in a darker area where they attempted to take his wallet from his pocket. During this second confrontation, one member of the group pointed something at the victim's head at which point the victim, believing that the item pointed at his head was a gun, pushed the suspect pointing the item at his head away and fled on his bike."

Police say that as officers were interviewing the victim, the 13-year-old rode by on a bike. When the victim yelled he was the kid, officers stopped him. "The suspect attempted to give officers several false names before they were able to ascertain his identity. Once the officers confirmed the suspect identification, it was discovered that he had several outstanding warrants. The suspect, resisted arrest and kicked officers while they were trying to place him in handcuffs and attempted to escape."

A Dorchester District Court clerk ordered the boy held in lieu of $1,000 bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which had sought bail of $25,000 and a condition he only be released in the custody of a parent.

In a statement, the District Attorney's office added, "the youth has apparently been missing from home and school since April, and was the subject of a warrant obtained by the Department of Probation relative to prior delinquency convictions."