Booking Image and Report: Officers Arrest Suspect on a Warrant for Armed Robbery

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At about 11:00 AM, on Monday March 27, 2023, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested Royal Benjamin, 62 of, Cambridge, on a straight warrant issued out of Roxbury District Court for Armed Robbery (Masked).

Officers located, Royal Benjamin at 193 Rindge Avenue in Cambridge where he was arrested without incident. Circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows; At about 7:08 PM, on Monday, March 20, 2023, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain), responded to a radio call for a silent panic alarm at 319 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain (JP Wireless Store).


Upon arrival, officers were made aware that the store was just robbed at gunpoint. Officers viewed video footage of the suspect holding a black revolver while rummaging through the cash register, taking approximately $594.00 in US Currency before fleeing the store on foot. Royal Benjamin was arraigned in Roxbury District Court.