Boston Police report several good Samaritans grabbed the man they saw run after and beat a pregnant woman trying to escape his mugging attempt.
According to police, the woman had just come out of a convenience store in the area of Harrison Avenue and Thorndike Street shortly before 3 p.m. when Bernard Robinson approached and asked her for some money.
The victim stated that she had then become nervous and refused to give the suspect money. The suspect then became aggressive and grabbed at the victimâ€™s handbag. The victim managed to pull her handbag from the suspect and flee the scene. Upon fleeing, the suspect gave chase to the victim and proceeded to assault her.
Robinson was charged with assault and battery and assault to rob unarmed.