On April 8, 2019 at approximately 12:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were on patrol at the MBTA's Quincy Center station when they were alerted to a robbery in progress. Officers immediately proceeded in the direction of the incident and were met by the victim , a 25 year old male. The victim reported the following information: The victim arranged, via a social media site, to sell a pair of sneakers to an unknown male and agreed to make the exchange at Quincy Center MBTA. The male convinced the victim to proceeded to the far end of the platform to exchange money for the sneakers. Once there the offending male, later identified as Kerby Cetoute, 22, of Somerville, forcefully attempted to take possession of the sneakers from the victim. The victim resisted and Cetoute made the victim believe he was armed with a weapon, possibly a firearm, as he shouted "I'll shoot you". The commotion drew the attention of passersby and Cetoute fled.
An area search conducted by Transit and Quincy Police resulted in Cetoute being detained nearby and the victim positively identifying him as the assailant. Cetoute was placed into custody for Armed Robbery and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.