Police say motorist robbed at knifepoint by woman he'd picked up hitchhiking

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Weymouth woman on charges she used a knife to rob a man who'd picked her up hitchhiking on Blue Hill Avenue Thursday night.

According to police, the man stopped for the woman shortly after 11 p.m. and agreed to give her a ride to Bowdoin and Hendry streets.

"The victim stated when he stopped to let her out of his motor vehicle, the suspect reached into his inside jacket pocket," police say in a statement. "The victim stated the suspect then brandished a knife and took his wallet. The victim stated the suspect took an undetermined amount of cash from the wallet and then returned the wallet."

Officers canvassing the area quickly found a woman matching the suspect's description inside 37 Hendry St. The knife she was holding in her hand aided in their identification, police say.

Audrey Martin, 52, was arrested and changed with armed robbery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering.


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