Police: Two suspects arrested after robbery & attempted robbery

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scholastique mugLEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police have arrested two suspects after a robbery and an attempted robbery in downtown Lexington.

Court documents say 19-year-old Alajuwuan Martin and 18-year-old Diesse Scolastique tried to rob a University of Kentucky student near the Avenue of Champions and Martin Luther King Boulevard at around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

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The victim says they approached him and tried to take his phone but did not get it.

About 15 minutes later, documents say a woman had her cell phone stolen by the same two suspects while she was standing on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Martin and Scolastique were arrested as short time later.