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Police: Two men arranging a car sale in Dorchester are robbed by two other men; money recovered, car still at large, cop kneed

Boston Police report arresting one of two men they say robbed two other men at gunpoint of both $8,000 and the car they were in the process of exchanging for the money. A third man was arrested for allegedly kneeing an officer in "the lower body."

Police say the two victims met at Bowdoin and Hamilton streets late last night for a car sale - one of the men brought the car, the other $8,000 in cash.

While the two men were conducting their transaction, a male who was familiar to them, identified as Brandon Pight, 27, of Dorchester, lured them to a nearby house on Olney Street where he pointed a firearm at the victims while demanding the money. The victims complied at which time an unidentified male suspect took the key fob from victim #1 and fled the area with the car.

The officers entered and cleared the residence with assistance of additional patrol officers as well as members of the BPD SWAT Team and BPD K-9 Unit. Once inside, the officers immediately located the suspect who was then placed in custody without incident after being positively identified. While conducting their protective sweep, one officer was confronted by a male party inside the apartment, later identified as Walter Dew, 46, of Dorchester who became confrontational and struck the officer with a knee strike to the lower body. Officers then placed this suspect in custody. Officers continued their investigation and were able to recover the stolen cash which was observed in plain view inside the apartment.

The other robbery suspect and the car remain missing, police say.

Plight faces arraignment on charges of armed robbery and receiving stolen property; Dew on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and receiving stolen property, police say.

Pight is no stranger to police.

Innocent, etc.

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These days the criminals hand themselves over to the law. I love it.
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It's eight frickin' grand. The feds don't flag you until 10 grand. Mix in a retail bank next time for a transaction like that. And that goes both for the car buyer (although I don't victim blame with pride) and the robber.

I've met people who tell me that they don't "trust banks." Why the (expletive) not?

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It's too bad our banking system provides no useful verification of checks, even bank checks. If you accept a fake check when selling your car, not only do you lose the money but the bank also charges you a hefty fee for your trouble.

As the Craigslist scam warnings say:
"Banks will cash fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR, sometimes including criminal prosecution."

Electronic transfers are even worse.

This leads people to do private car sales in cash. I'm not sure how I would involve a bank in the transaction.

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Then make the cash sale in a police station parking lot. Hell, police departments actively encourage that.

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