Boston Police officers keeping an eye on Trevor Clarke, wanted for several armed holdups of Dorchester convenience stores, nabbed him last night when he forced somebody out of a car at gunpoint and tried to drive off.
Clarke, 24, is charged with holding up the Ashmont 7-Eleven on Feb. 1 and is a suspect in several other armed robberies, police say.
There have been multiple armed robberies in the St. Mark's Area in recent weeks, including some convenience stores that were hit multiple times. The Mass Market was robbed nine times, according to a report in last week's Reporter— most recently on Feb. 9.
Police say gang-unit officers and C-11 detectives in a stakeout at his home at Glenrose Road and Adams Street, noticed him leave his house around 6:45 p.m. when a car pulled up outside - and then get in the passenger side:
"In short time, officers watched the operator of the vehicle quickly and frantically exit the car and sprint away from the vehicle. When the suspect, now in the driver’s side of the vehicle, attempted to drive off at a high rate of speed, officers moved in and blocked his effort to escape the area. Officers immediately instructed the operator to exit the vehicle. After the suspect was placed in handcuffs, a search of the car enabled officers to locate and confiscate a long-barreled firearm with a brown handleound resting on the passenger side floor. It should be noted that the hammer of the firearm, described as a Taurus .357 Magnum 1NT, was in the cocked position. When asked if the gun belonged to him, the suspect stated, 'Yes.' "
Clarke was charged with carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, police say, adding he is also wanted on outstanding warrants for identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.