Two men suspected in connection with Tuesday night's attack on a BU employee near Commonwealth Avenue were arrested on Thursday evening by Brookline Police.
Police arrested Wallace Vick, 19, of Gaylord Street, Dorchester and Shaqone Cazeau, 20, of Lindsey Street, Boston and charged each with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to commit murder and armed robbery.
Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary held a press conference on Thursday evening addressing the arrest.
Chief O'Leary said Brookline Police responded to the area at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a robbery and a stabbing.
“At that time, it was determined that a 38-year-old resident was walking towards Coolidge Corner when he was set upon by two subjects who knocked him to the ground, beat him, kicked him and the victim suffered two stab wounds," O'Leary said.
Through their investigation into camera footage from private residences, officers were able to determine that the two suspects fled towards Commonwealth Avenue. Officers also received a tip from individuals who found some stashed evidence in an alleyway near Egmont and Thatcher Streets, and learned through credit card records that the victim's credit card had been used at the Jackson Square T station a short time after the robbery.
Detectives from the MBTA helped Brookline Police obtain footage of the two suspects, and multiple sources provided identification of the two suspects after their photographs were released. Boston and Brookline police surveyed both men's houses and arrested the two suspects at different times on Wednesday.
“This was a crime that upset the neighborhood, so we are glad to have arrested these two,” Chief O’Leary said. “Cameras really helped us turn the corner on this. With the last three robberies in town ...footage from cameras played a huge role in identifying and arresting the suspects," he said.
Police have determined these two men are not connected to the other recent robberies nearby in Brookline and Bosotn.
The two men will appear in Brookline Court on Friday, Feb. 1.