BOSTON (CBS) – Three teenagers were arrested after they allegedly used a sawed off shotgun to rob a man who thought he was meeting them to buy an iPhone.
The robbery was reported just before 9 p.m. on Saturday on Chipman Street in Dorchester.
The victim told police he had set up the iPhone purchase on Facebook.
When he arrived, the suspects demanded to see the money. In return, the victim demanded to see the phone.
At that time, police say the sawed off shotgun was brandished and the suspects demanded money.
The victim complied and then ran.
Officers found 13-year-old, 14-year-old and 16-year-old boys inside a Norfolk Street home and all were arrested.
The trio is set to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.
“It’s troubling when you see these kids in possession of a shotgun, which is more alarming than anything.,” said Police Commissioner William Evans.
Evans warned against making transactions arranged online.
“People have to be real careful when they’re arranging for these sales on Facebook. We continually see these robberies,” he said.