Boston police arrested a man suspected in a series of armed robberies dating back to early September after allegedly stealing an Amazon delivery van Tuesday, officers said.
Edwin Powell, a 46-year-old from Dorchester, was caught in the van that officers saw be stolen while they were conducting an investigation in Dorchester, police said.
Officers saw a man run down Dorchester Avenue toward St. Mark's Road, where he entered a grey minivan and drove off, according to police. The van's driver was located at the scene and said his cellphone was still inside.
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Police tracked the phone to the area of Callender and Floyd streets, where they found Powell inside and arrested him. Amazon packages were found in a building hallway of his residence, police said.
Powell now faces nine counts of armed robbery, stealing a vehicle and theft of more than $1,200, police said. He's expected to be face those charges in Dorchester District Court.
It wasn't immediately clear if Powell has an attorney.