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Police make arrest in South End mugging

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Police made a quick arrest after they said a young mother was mugged in Boston’s South End.

It happened right after the woman picked up her child from daycare when, police say, a woman jumped out of a car and threatened her.

Twenty-year-old Courtney Hurley of Hudson was allowed to stay out of view of the camera in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday where she was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

That weapon was a nail file.

Police said it happened late Monday afternoon moments after a woman picked up her 1-year-old son from daycare on Harrison Ave.

Prosecutors said Hurley armed with the nail file, got out of the pick-up truck her boyfriend 20-year-old Joseph Masiello of Nashua was driving and demanded the victim’s handbag.

The duo took off but police arrested them a short time later.

“There is an I.D. issues in the case so instead of having her face on TV it's better for her not to appear,” said Kevin Mulligan, defense attorney.

The 35-year-old mother from Newton and her son weren’t hurt but the random mugging has residents concerned.

“There is plenty of stores and restaurants and apartments around. You know. You like to think that you safe,” said Laura Grealish, concerned resident.

Hurley and her boyfriend are being held on $25,000 cash bail.

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