According to Lieutenant Jim Albert, the alleged thieves took money and a cell phone from the victim, so he went to the CVS on Beech Street to call police.
Several police officers responded to the call and found a group of men matching the victim’s description in an alley way between Sergent and Hampshire Streets.
Four men were arrested including; Melvin Santiago, 24, Kevin Colon, 17, Eduardo Ayala, 17, and Emanuel Santiago-Cintron, 18. The four men, all of Holyoke, are being charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Melvin Santiago is also facing charges for possession of marijuana.