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Arlington police investigating knifepoint robbery near Alewife Station

Arlington police are asking for the public’s help in finding two men who robbed a man at knifepoint on the bicycle path near the Alewife MBTA station on Wednesday night.

The victim told police that he was walking near Thorndike Field from the station, when he was jumped by two men wearing masks, one of whom was carrying a knife. The suspects took the victim’s backpack, which contained his laptop and several books, police said in a statement.

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The incident occurred at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday. Arlington police immmediately notified Cambridge police and the MBTA Transit Police.

The bike path runs from the station, under Route 2, past the field.

Arlington police asked anyone with information that might be helpful to call them at 781-643-1212.

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