Two charged in string of Northeast Philly armed robberies

A pair of teenagers were arrested Friday night and charged in connection with several armed robberies at area fast food restaurants.

Dashiear Brown
Tameer Bolger

Two teenagers who authorities believe are connected with a string of recent robberies in the Northeast were arrested Friday night while allegedly attempting to rob a Popeyes restaurant on Grant Avenue. 

Tameer Bolger, 19, of East Germantown, and Dashiear Brown, 17, of the 3200 block of Brighton Street in Mayfair, are facing a long list of charges. Police say they were involved in four robberies over the last 30 days.

Officers arrested Bolger and Brown around 11:15 p.m. Friday outside the Popeyes at 2440 Grant Ave. An officer received minor injuries after the suspects initiated a car chase, according to CBS3

Investigators believe the teens participated in two other armed robberies at Popeyes locations, one July 26 at 4501 Castor Ave. in Northwood and the other July 27 at 501 Adams Ave. in Crescentville.

In addition, Bolger and Brown were charged with allegedly holding up the Chipotle Mexican Grill at the Roosevelt Mall, which is next to a Popeyes. During that robbery, which occurred July 29, the suspects made out with $4,000, police said at the time. ••