Man Arrested After Failed Liquor Store Robbery In Brighton

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The gun Boston Police recovered from the scene of the robbery. (Boston Police)

BRIGHTON (WBZ-AM) -- A liquor store robbery did not go as planned Monday night for an armed man who is now under arrest and nursing some injuries.

Nikyba Green-Burke, 30 of Boston, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, assault and battery, and several gun offenses.

A clerk at Wine Basket on Commonwealth Avenue told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kendall Buhl that his boss and his boss's wife were confronted by the armed man around 8:30 p.m., and said they initially complied with his demands before taking action.

"So he came around the counter and pointed the gun to him, and asked the owner to put all the money in the bag," said the clerk, who did not wish to be identified. "Somehow while putting the cash in the bag, this guy and his wife managed to push the guy on the floor and snatched his gun, and called the people from the conveniance store and the pizza store. So, they all came and they were beating the guy bad. There were like, four people beating the guy."

Boston Police arrived to find several people struggling with Green-Burke, and a loaded 9mm Baretta pistol on the ground nearby. They also recovered the small amount of money that was stolen.

Green-Burke is due to face arraignment in Brighton District Court at an unspecified date.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

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