A 27-year-old Lynn man appeared in court Friday for his involvement in an armed robbery on New Year’s Eve in the Public Garden that left one victim stabbed, according to Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.
Joshua Enos was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of armed robbery with a firearm, armed robbery with a knife, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) and kidnapping. He was held on $25,000 bail and ordered to stay away from the victim/witnesses. Enos is next scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 18, with Attorney Steve Gomes representing him.
According to Boston Police, the victims were walking through the Public Garden at around 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, when three unknown male suspects approached them. The suspects, one of whom was armed with a knife while another brandished a handgun, then demanded the victims’ money, at which time one of the victims felt a sharp pain in the lower left side of his stomach.
The first victim gave up his cell phone and $25 cash to the suspects while the second victim handed over $30 and his bank card to them. The second victim was then walked to a Bank of America branch at the corner of Winter and Tremont streets and forced to withdraw $500 from the ATM before the suspects fled on foot into the Boston Common. The victim with the stab wound was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for treatment.
On Jan. 4, an image of the suspect retrieved from a surveillance camera at 1 Federal St. and forwarded it to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) for identification purposes.
Six days later, Enos’s probation officer out of Lynn District Court contacted Boston police and positively identified him as the suspect after seeing the photograph in a Jan. 4 BRIC bulletin.
Enos was reportedly arrested by members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit at around 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 on Essex Street in Lynn.