At about 9:52 AM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 450 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers observed two suspects fitting the description which was given out by the dispatcher. Suspect #1, later identified as Joseph Lucas, 22, of Boston, was located at the corner of Talbot Avenue and Alban Street along with suspect #2, later identified as Audrey Frederick, 20, of Boston. Both suspects were observed grabbing the victim’s purse and continuously trying to rip it from her hands. Suspect #1 (Lucas), attempted to take the victim’s iPhone out of her hand while holding a black folding knife to her face. The victim was able to wrestle away from both suspects and fled into a nearby office building to call for help.
Officers placed Joseph Lucas and Audrey Frederick under arrest for Armed Robbery and both will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.