A South End man was charged with armed robbery this week, after he allegedly stole a hair dryer, condoms, cologne, and other items from a man he’d met online, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office.
Marcus Jackson, 25, was arrested Sunday night after he and another man allegedly raided through the victim's property after an argument sparked between the three men who connected through Craigslist. The second suspect, "Terrance," was not able to be located for arrest.
Boston Police responded to the area of the victim’s Morrell Street residence just after 5 p.m. on Sunday. The victim told police he had met the men on Craigslist and invited them over, but that they began to argue and steal from him.
The victim told police the men allegedly started searching through his residence, opening drawers and taking various items including his cell phone.
“If you get a gun, I’ll get my knife and stab you,” the man named Terrance said in the course of the argument, the victim told officers. The victim said the two men had put him in fear for his safety.
At that point, the victim left the house and flagged down a snowplow driver, who let him use a cell phone to call 911.
Responding officers said they spotted Jackson running in the rear of several nearby residences and holding his waistband. When they stopped him, he allegedly stated that he was chasing another man whom he claimed had stolen from his friend.
After repeated orders to move his hands away from his waist, Jackson did, allegedly yielding a hair dryer with the cord tucked into his left front pocket. Also recovered from Jackson’s person were bottles of Bacardi rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Eternity for Men cologne; a stick of deodorant; seven condoms, and a metal case containing about 20 DVDs.
The victim identified Jackson as one of the assailants and identified each of the items as belonging to him. The officers were unsuccessful in locating the second assailant, known only as “Terrance.”
He was arraigned on Monday in West Roxbury District Court and posted $1,000 bail. He will return to court on Jan. 18th.