Milford Police have arrested two men in Dorchester involved in a home invasion reported on Sept. 29 in Milford, police announced in a press release.
Rashad Blount, 25, of 347 Bowdoin St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, and Richard Booker, 26, of 41 Courtland St., Apt. 2, Middleboro, were arrested at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Boston. Police were assisted in locating the men by Massachusetts State Police, Middleboro Police and Boston Police.
The men are accused of forcing their way into an apartment in Rolling Green, after posing as pizza delivery men. They, and a third assailant, robbed the tenants of about $7,000 in cash and checks, and brandished a handgun, said Detective Jason Ball. The man and the woman inside the apartment were not injured, but were held at gunpoint.
The woman was required to stay in the living room, while the man was forced into a bedroom, and told to hand over the cash. He was tied up before the suspects left the building, Ball said.
The couple were newly married. The cash and checks were from their wedding, Ball said. Although they did not know the assailants, the assailants knew they had the cash from the wedding.
"This was not a random crime," Ball said.
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Once inside the apartment, both men put on masks. Initially, outside the door, they wer unmasked and carrying pizza boxes. Inside the apartment, Booker claimed to be a police officer.
Both men have been charged with home invasion, larceny from a building, burglary, assault with a firearm, possessing a firearm during a felony, armed and masked robbery, armed assault in a dwelling, conspiracy, possession of a firearm withouth identification or a license to carry, and for Booker, impersonation of a police officer.
The investigation is continuing.