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Police: A Cell Phone Robbery Near the Common

City and Suffolk police worked quickly to find the suspect.

Quick coordination between city and Suffolk University police led to the arrest of a man who officers say stole a cell phone and ran into the Common early Saturday morning. 

According to police reports, city officers on patrol by the Boston Common were stopped by Suffolk University Public Safety officers who were helping someone who said he had just been robbed near 150 Tremont St.

The victim told police that three men approached him and demanded his cell phone. Although he didn’t see a weapon, one of the suspects said he had a gun, report said. The victim handed over his phone and the men ran into the Common.

Officers immedicately broadcast a description of the suspects over the police radio. Soon they located a man who matched the description of one of the suspects, and the victim confirmed that he was the man they were looking for. Officers arrested Sharmake Ibrahim, 24, of Boston, and charged him with armed robbery.

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