Nicholas Christian, a 30-year-old Lynn man, was to be arraigned today in Lynn District Court. He is charged with unarmed robbery on a person over 60, aggravated assault on a person over 60, and receiving stolen property under $250. The charges arose from the beating of an 89-year-old woman while a man stole her purse earlier in the week.
Christian has also been charged in connection with the robbery of a 35-year-old woman in the same neighborhood. That incident occurred on November 7. He was arrested yesterday at his home on unrelated warrants.
The defendant is facing serious felony charges for both of his robbery arrests. Often times, the issue in robbery cases will be the identity of the alleged robber. When there are police missteps in finding out the robber’s identity, evidence can be suppressed and charges can even be dismissed.
In addition, Christian will have to address his outstanding warrants. They are not going away, and it is never a good idea to ignore an outstanding warrant.
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