Friday, April 01, 2016

Two People Arrested for Allegedly Staging Cafe Robbery in Arlington

Two people have been arrested for their apparent involvement in a staged robbery at an Arlington eatery--and one of the two charged is a manager at the place.

According to an article from 7 News/, Arlington Police arrested Lyca Mai Blume, 26 of Arlington, and Eric Michael Brodeur, 25 of Somerville on Wednesday after Brodeur allegedly came through the back door of the Kickstand Cafe wearing a neon orange mask and a green jacket, pepper sprayed Blume, and grabbed money out of the cash register before taking off in a Lincoln. Brodeur apparently returned to the Mass. Ave. dining spot later to pick up Blume, at which point police found what appeared to be the same Lincoln in the Cambridge Savings Back lot next door with an orange mask, a green jacket, a fake gun, a liquid spray canister, and a large amount of cash.

The pair were charged with armed and masked robbery, breaking and entering, and conspiracy, while Blume has also been charged with intimidating a witness. (Police are checking to see if a third person was involved.)

Thanks to Universal Hub for initially bringing this to our attention.

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