By Jim Clark
Police were dispatched to the Cedar St. and Highland Ave. area last week on reports of an armed robbery committed by a two individuals.
Investigating officers spoke to the victims, who supplied descriptions of the suspects, and also reportedly said that the two men had fled down Alpine St. after assaulting and robbing them.
A multi-unit search of the area was conducted and two men matching the descriptions provided by the victims were detained at the intersection of Lowell St. and Vernon St. while the victims of the robbery were transported to the area to conduct a show up identification of the suspects.
The moment that the victims arrived they reportedly identified the two men as the ones who accosted and robbed them saying, “That’s definitely them! 100%.”
Kirby Calixte, 21, was placed under arrest and charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Sean Manuel, 19, of Medford, was placed under arrest and charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon, and also booked on warrant charges of failure to stop or yield, failure to wear a seat belt, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.