Boston Police report arresting a New Hampshire couple on charges they pulled off an odd armed robbery in the South End yesterday.
According to police, a local resident had just gotten her child out of daycare around 4:45 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Savoy Street when a red pickup pulled up beside her:
The victim says a white female exited the vehicle, approached her with a metal object (later determined to be a nail file) and grabbed her hand bag. After rummaging through the hand bag, the suspect – after taking nothing – returned the bag to the victim and jumped back into the vehicle which then fled the area. Although emotionally shook up, the victim states that neither she nor her child was injured during the incident.
Courtney Hurley of Hudson and Joseph Masiello of Nashua, both 20, were apprehended not long after and charged with armed robbery, police say.