Boston Police charge Morgado Veiga, 19, tried to hold up two people in rapid succession yesterday afternoon but was successfully turned away by both.
Veiga, police say, first showed a gun to a woman walking in the area of Sudan and Sydney streets around 5:05 p.m. and demanded her phone. However, she started screaming, which apparently scared him off and he fled without her phone.
About five minutes later, police say, Veiga tried holding up a man on Sydney Street, but his would-be victim instead pushed the gun away, the ran and eluded Veiga.
Police say officers responding to both reports didn't have to look too hard to find him - not only did both victims provide a similar description, he stood out because he was wearing only a T-shirt in the 39-degree weather.
Police say they found Veiga's jacket - and a pellet gun in one pocket - abandoned nearby on Carson Street.