Transit Police report arresting two people on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident yesterday afternoon at the Braintree T station.
Police say the victim, 22, had agreed to meet Jeffrey Diauto, 20, and a 17-year-old, both of Braintree, in the parking garage at the Braintree T stop around 2:40 p.m. yesterday after they answered his ad to sell his iPhone on what police said was "a popular social media site:"
As the two male suspects were "inspecting" the victim's phone they sped off in the vehicle they arrived in. The victim in an attempt to retrieve his phone held onto the vehicle and was dragged a short distance ultimately landing on the pavement sustaining abrasions about his body. The suspects made good their escape.
Diauto and the teen, not named because of his age, were arrested last night on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unarmed robbery, police say.