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Man beaten, robbed in East Boston lobby; one suspect arrested

UPDATE: Bail set at $1,000 and Cornejo's next court date is April 5, per the Suffolk County DA's office.

Boston Police report arresting Lynn man for a knifepoint robbery in the lobby of 434 Border St. yesterday morning.

According to police, three men jumped the victim around 10 a.m.

The victim stated the three males had approached him in the foyer, pushed him to the ground and began to punch and kick him before taking his backpack and a gold chain he was wearing. The victim stated one of the males was brandishing a knife during the assault. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Police say they caught up with two suspects around 1:40 p.m. at Meridian and West Eagle streets:

On arrival one of the males was positively identified as the suspect who had been brandishing the knife during the earlier robbery and was taken into custody. The second male was identified as a 17-year-old male and released to the Department of Youth Services on an outstanding warrant.

Brian Cornejo, 21, of Lynn, was charged with armed robbery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police say. He was arrested last April after, police say, he and three others broke into triple decker on Chelsea Street near Putnam Street. The case was dismissed because the building was vacant at the time, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

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Eastie getting a lot of negative press lately.

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Gentrifying or not, it's still got a loong way to go

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The waterfront by Maverick is gentrifying. Other than that, not so much.

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