By Samantha McCarthy –
Early Tuesday night at approximately 4:11 p.m. officers assigned to District C-11 responded to the area of 1432 Dorchester Ave. for a report of a person with a firearm.
Upon arrival, officers met with an employee from Advance Auto Parts who informed the officers that he had confronted a male suspect as he attempted to leave the business without paying for several items.
The suspect displayed a firearm and then threatened to shoot the employee.
Prior to officers arriving, the suspect fled the area however while canvassing the area, officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect operating a scooter in the area of Church Street and East Street.
As the suspect attempted to make a left turn onto East Street, he struck and damaged a Boston Police marked cruiser, before abandoning the scooter and fleeing on foot.
The suspect was placed in custody without further incident following a brief pursuit. No firearm has been recovered at this time.
The suspect who has been identified as Antonio Cartegena, 44, of South Boston, has has been charged with Armed Robbery, Failure to Stop for Police and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage.
Additionally, Cartegena was found to be wanted on two straight warrants issued out of Dedham District Court and Middlesex Superior Court on numerous charges including Home Invasion, Burglary, Breaking and Entering and Assault and Battery.