On May 25, 2019 at approximately 11AM a Transit Police officer assigned to the North District was flagged down by a concerned citizen who informed the officer there was a "fight" near the entrance to Revere Beach MBTA station. The officer, who had just left the station, immediately returned and observed a male, later identified as Edward Botelho, 38, of Boston. Botelho was holding a phone in his hand and stated to the officer "It's me you want". Immediately following Botelho was the victim, a 63 year old male, who informed the officer Botelho had just robbed him of his cellular telephone.
Botelho was placed into custody for Unarmed Robbery and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.
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