Somerville Man Nabbed in Gunpoint Robbery of Tostado

Man wanted in robbery of Tostado, 300 Centre St., on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Mass. Most Wanted:

Man wanted in robbery of Tostado, 300 Centre St., on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Police made an arrest in the robbery of Jackson Square sandwich and batido shop Tostado. On Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6:27 p.m., a man pointed a black handgun at a clerk in the 300 Centre St. restaurant and demanded money. He got away with $258, according to Mass Most Wanted.

According to Universal Hub and confirmed by Officer Rachel McGuire of the Boston Police Department, Richard Perry, 41, of Somerville was arrested on Friday, Jan. 23 by Cambridge Police, Boston Police and federal marshals. He was initially charged with robberies in Cambridge. The Tostado robbery charge was added the next day.

There has been a wave of armed robberies in Jamaica Plain recently. Detectives are not at this point linking Perry to those crimes, McGuire said.

Surveillance footage from the other armed robberies appears to be of a heftier man who lacks a goatee.

[Editor’s note: Tip o’ the hat to Universal Hub, which brought this arrest to our attention.]

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  • Fallier

    I was in jail with this dude, he’s from ireland. Not a bad guy at all just people will do desperate things when they don’t know what else to do. Everyone makes mistakes let’s pray and hope he’s learned from his

    • paul

      “not a bad guy at all” isn’t how one would describe another that threatened someone’s life with a weapon. hard times hit us all, it is how we deal with them that makes us who we are.