Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary held a press conference on Thursday evening addressing the arrest of two men charged with , January 29.
Officers arrested Wallace Vick, 19, of Gaylord Street, Dorchester and Shaqone Cazeau, 20, of Lindsey Street, Boston.
“At 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Brookline Police received a call of a robbery and subsequent stabbing,” Chief O’Leary said. “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.”
During the investigation on Tuesday evening, officers were able to determine that the two suspects fled towards Commonwealth Avenue by taking camera footage from private residences along the way. Officers also received a tip from people who found some stashed evidence in an alleyway near Egmont and Thatcher Street.
On Wednesday, detectives started their follow-up investigation, during which, the victim stated that their credit card had been taken. The victim’s credit card was used at the Jackson Square T a short time after the robbery.
Detectives from the MBTA helped Brookline Police obtain footage of the two suspects. Multiple sources provided identification of the two suspects after their photographs were released. Boston and Brookline police surveyed both of their 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. “Our thanks go out to the Transit Police, Boston Police, Boston School Police and Boston University Police.”
Chief O’Leary said that these two men were “known to authority figures.”
“Camera’s really helped us turn the corner on this,” Chief O’Leary said. “Not only from the personal cameras on private homes, but also the Transit cameras did. With the last three robberies in town, each we have made arrests on, cameras and foot from cameras played a huge role in identifying and arresting the suspects.” These two men are not connected to the other robberies in town.
Both of the homes are under search warrants from Boston and Brookline Police. The two men will appear in Brookline Court today.