At about 11:59 PM on Saturday May 9, 2020, officers assigned to District C-11 arrested two suspects after responding to a call for an armed robbery in progress in the area of Bowdoin Street and Hamilton Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims who stated that they had just been robbed at gunpoint. Victim #1 stated that he had met victim #2 in order to sell him his motor vehicle in exchange for $8,000 in U.S. Currency. While the two men were conducting their transaction, a male who was familiar to them, identified as Brandon Pight, 27, of Dorchester, lured them to a nearby house on Olney Street where he pointed a firearm at the victims while demanding the money. The victims complied at which time an unidentified male suspect took the key fob from victim #1 and fled the area with the car.
The officers entered and cleared the residence with assistance of additional patrol officers as well as members of the BPD SWAT Team and BPD K-9 Unit. Once inside, the officers immediately located the suspect who was then placed in custody without incident after being positively identified. While conducting their protective sweep, one officer was confronted by a male party inside the apartment, later identified as Walter Dew, 46, of Dorchester who became confrontational and struck the officer with a knee strike to the lower body. Officers then placed this suspect in custody. Officers continued their investigation and were able to recover the stolen cash which was observed in plain view inside the apartment.
The apartment has since been frozen pending the issuance of a search warrant. Both the stolen vehicle and the unknown suspect remain at large at this time. This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.
Both suspects will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court. Brandon Plight will be charged with Armed Robbery and Receiving Stolen Property. Walter Dew will be charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Receiving Stolen Property.