Two Arrested in Eastie Mugging

A Lynn man and a juvenile were arrested Monday after a violent mugging on Border Street.

Brian Cornejo, 21, of Lynn was arrested by police and arraigned and charged in East Boston District Court of Armed Robbery and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon. A second male was identified as a 17-year-old was also arrested but released to the Department of Youth Services on an outstanding warrant.

According to police the incident occurred at 10 a.m.  Monday when officers assigned to District A-7 responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 434 Border St.

Police officers spoke to the victim said he had been assaulted and allegedly robbed of his belongings by three males. The victim stated the three males had approached him in the foyer of an apartment building, allegedly 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 allegedly brandishing a knife during the assault. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail. 

Then at 1:30 p.m. officers were notified that two of the male suspects had been seen in the area of Meridian and West Eagle Streets. Officers responded to the area in an effort to speak with the males. When police arrived one of the males was positively identified as the suspect who had allegedly been brandishing the knife during the earlier robbery and was taken into custody, as well as the 17-year-old. The third suspect is still at large.

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