High bail for BB gun-wielding Boston man accused in 3 armed robberies in 30 minutes

BOSTON (WHDH) - A Boston man charged in connection with a trio of robberies that took place in a span of 30 minutes in Dorchester on Tuesday morning has been ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Keith Kirk, 27, was arraigned Wednesday in Dorchester District Court on charges of armed carjacking, multiple counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and armed assault to rob.

Kirk is accused of approaching a victim on Beach Street around 6:10 a.m. and flashing a black BB gun in an attempt to get money. When the victim refused, police say Kirk fled in a red vehicle.

Minutes later, Kirk approached the second victim around 6:15 a.m. as they entered a white Honda on Mill Street and allegedly pointed the weapon at them. When the victim ran away, police say Kirk stole the vehicle and drove off.

Officers responding to a third robbery around 6:40 a.m. on Fuller Street spoke with a victim who said a man in a white Honda had pulled up and demanded money. The victim refused to comply and police say Kirk fled the area.

Police issued a bulletin to surrounding towns to be on the lookout for either the stolen Honda or the suspect’s red vehicle.

Kirk was tracked down by Lawrence police around 9:30 a.m. and taken into custody.

A black BB gun was said to be found in the stolen vehicle.

Kirk is due back in court at later date.

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