Boston Police report arresting two men on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery after an incident at Flann O'Brien's, 1619 Tremont St., around 12:30 a.m. today.
Officers learned that the two suspects had arrived at Flann O'Brien’s Pub in a cab and before they could go in the door got into a fight with someone outside. The victim then attempted to break up the fight between the suspects and a third party when the suspects assaulted him by punching about the face and chest and then grabbing a gold chain that the victim around his neck and ripping it off. During the assault and robbery, patrons and employees of the pub tried to intercede to stop the assault when the suspects gestured toward their pocket and waistband and stated that they were armed with a gun.
When police arrived, they found the two suspects across the street, with one matching a description from witnesses: A guy wearing a Yankees cap and speaking with a foreign accent. Neither, however, had a gun. Charged: Fuad A. Ali, 18, of Roxbury and Temesgen H. Kebedom, 22, of Boston.