Watertown Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect Who has a Prior Record

Joseph Boyda, 44, of Worcester, was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Watertown. Watertown Police arrested a Worcester man for the armed robbery of a hair salon on Wednesday. Police located Joseph Boyda, 44, and place him under arrest on Thursday for armed robbery while masked. He was arraigned in Waltham District Court on Friday, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. On Wednesday at about 7 p.m., Boyda allegedly robbed the Behind the Hair salon on Main Street in Watertown while wearing a mask and sunglasses.

Armed Man Robs Watertown Hair Salon With Customers Inside

Watertown Police seek a man who held up a hair salon Wednesday evening with what turned out to be a gun that shoots blanks. Shortly after 7 p.m., a man wearing a mask came into a busy Behind the Hair salon on Main Street and robbed it with what appeared to be a gun, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor

“He fired a round and we were able to recover a casing,” O’Connor said. “It was determined it is in fact a starter pistol round.” The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money, and then left the store from the back. He is believed to have fled on a bicycle heading east toward Watertown Square.

Police Log: Gas Station Hit by Armed Robber, Man Asleep in Car Busted for OUI

The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests
Jan., 2 5:40 a.m.: A man was spotted sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in Coolidge Square. Police officers found a black Nissan SUV with its engine running in the parking lot and a man reclined in the driver’s seat who appeared to be asleep. Officers awoke the man and detected signs of intoxication when they spoke with him. The man admitted to drinking alcohol before driving .

Pair Arrested After Drug Deal Turns into an Armed Robbery

Two Waltham men were arrested for allegedly setting up the robbery of a third man who thought he was meeting them to buy some marijuana. On March 5, a man from Waltham met his friend at Tedeschi’s on Main Street, and they then headed to the field house at Moxley Field, where the man planned on purchasing drugs. A few minutes later, two men showed up, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor. “The victim was,grabbed by the shirt and thrown to the concrete,” O’Connor said. “The man then ran back toward Tedeschi’s”

The men followed.

A Man Wielding a Gun Robbed a Watertown Business

A Watertown gas station was robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing a mask and dark clothing. 

On June 20 after 9 p.m. a man robbed Belmont Street Auto Service on Belmont Street in Watertown, said Watertown Police Sgt. Tom Grady. “A worker was approached by an African-American male, average build, wearing a black and white mask, a black winter hat, a black jacket, black pants and white sneakers,” Grady said. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the gas station. “The suspect fled on foot toward Arlington Street,” Grady said.

Watertown Family Robbed at Gun Point by 2 Masked Men

Two men robbed a family at gunpoint, forcing themselves into their home and demanded they give them money. On Sept. 21, shortly after midnight, a couple and their young child parked in the garage at 170 Main Street. As they got into the elevator and the doors were closing a man stuck his hand inside to make the doors open and pointed a gun at them, according to Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. “Two individuals dressed all in black with black masks made take them up to their apartment,” Lawn said.