Boston Police report arresting four men - all between 41 and 51 - on charges they beat a homeless man and robbed him of his wallet and phone outside 180 Canal St. last night.
Police say the annuated assailants proved less than fleet of foot and more than a bit fumble fingered following the attack around 10:45 p.m.:
A description of the four male suspects was broadcast, and two officers who were performing a paid detail in the area of Causeway Street observed four individuals matching the description. While speaking to the male suspects, a detail officer observed one of the males attempting to pass a wallet off to an unknown female who had been passing by, the detail officer intervened and in doing so, the identification of the victim fell out of the wallet.
Charged with unarmed robbery: Laurence Drumgold, 51, of Malden, William Bianchino, 48, of Dorchester, Adam Sorgman, 41, of Chinatown and Gregory Brimage, 51, of the South End.