Two Somerville residents were in the process of holding a man up at knifepoint when police arrived and stopped the robbery, according to a report from the Somerville Police Department.
The attempted robbery happened at around 10:13 p.m. on Oct. 9, the report says. The report tells the victim's account of the story.
According to the victim, he was walking home in East Somerville when two men, Noe Perez-Vasquez, 23, of 79 Cross St., and Miguel Ramirez, 21, of 206 Washington St., approached him from behind.
Ramirez quickly walked in front of the victim, and Perez-Vasquez asked if he had any money, the victim told police.
He said Perez-Vasquez and Ramirez had him surrounded, and Perez-Vasquez had his hand behind his back, possibly concealing a weapon.
It was at that moment that police rounded the corner, at Myrtle and Perkins streets, the report says.
At the sight of police Perez-Vasquez threw a large silver kitchen knife over a fence, and Ramirez threw a bottle of beer behind a nearby tree and tried to walk away, the report says.
Police arrested Perez-Vasquez and charged him with attempting to commit armed robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon. Ramirez was arrested and charged with attempting to commit armed robbery and possession of an open container of alcohol.
The above information was supplied by the Somerville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.