BOSTON (CBS) – The suspect wanted in three recent armed robberies in the North End has been arrested.
Police say 53-year-old Dante Mirabella of Boston had a loaded gun in his waistband when he was taken into custody on Jackson Street Friday night.READ MORE: Victim In Lowell Homicide Identified As 22-Year-Old Dejah Jenkins-Minus
Officers say Mirabella matched the description of the suspect wanted in the robberies and was making “multiple hand to hand drug transactions” before the arrest.
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“All three incidents described the same suspect removing a firearm from his waistband before demanding cash from the victims and fleeing the area,” police said.
The most recent robbery occurred at Bob’s Grocery on Endicott Street Thursday evening. A man wearing sunglasses and a hood walked into the store, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk and a customer.
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Mirabella faces firearms charges and three counts of armed robbery. He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.