Boston Police report arresting two men on armed-robbery charges after, police say, they failed to wrest a woman's purse and phone away even after waving a knife in her face.
Police say Joseph Lucas, 22, and Audrey Frederick, 20, went after a woman walking in front of 450 Talbot Ave., near Welles, shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Both suspects were observed grabbing the victim’s purse and continuously trying to rip it from her hands. Suspect #1 (Lucas), attempted to take the victim’s iPhone out of her hand while holding a black folding knife to her face. The victim was able to wrestle away from both suspects and fled into a nearby office building to call for help.
Police say arriving officers found the two across the street and arrested them.