Five people were arrested and charged with unarmed robbery after an 18-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed at the Newton Highlands MBTA station, Newton police said today.
The woman was on the T platform at about 10:30 a.m. when she was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground, police said in an e-mail alert to residents. The victim's cell phone was stolen during the attack.
"As a result of quick response and excellent police work all five suspects were apprehended and placed under arrest," the alert said.
Three males ages 17, 20 and 21 from Boston and two females ages 18 and 19 from Boston and Newton were taken into custody. All suspects were charged with assault and battery and unarmed robbery, police said.