Three males were robbed by three other males, who appeared to be in their early 20s, late Thursday night at the Thompson School’s field.
One of the suspect’s kept reaching toward his waistband, implying that he had a gun, according to one of the victims. The other two victims believe they saw the gun in his waistband, but police could not confirm this information.
The victim who did not see the gun came into the Arlington police station Friday afternoon to report the incident, which happened at about midnight the previous night.
He said he and the other two victims, who are brothers, were walking across the Thompson School field, from Everett Street to North Union Street, when they were approached by the three suspects.
The suspect who might have had the gun then asked the victims for an eighth of weed. After the victims said they did not have any weed, the suspect replied, “That is not the answer we want to hear,” according to the victim.
A car then drove by, and the same suspect allegedly said, “Is that car trying to get popped?”
After that, the suspect told the victims to empty their pockets, and they turned over $5 combined, according to the victim. The suspects fled toward Everett Street and took off in a station wagon that may have been red or maroon, he said.
When asked by police why he did not report the incident sooner, the victim said he “never thought of it” and the other two victims were scared of retaliation.
The victim said the suspect who might have had the gun had a blond chin-strap-style beard. He said he was thin, about 5 feet, 10 inches and possibly mixed race. Another suspect, who was heavy, about 6 feet tall and white, had a shamrock tattoo on his shoulder, the victim said.