arrested two men early Monday morning, after a man and woman said they broke into their Grant St. apartment Sunday night.
Edward Armstrong, 32, listed as homeless, and William Scott, 25, of 24 Grant St., of Framingham were arrested at 1300 Worcester Rd at 2:05 a.m. on Monday, said Lt. Ron Brandolini.
Both are charged with home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of more than $250. Armstrong is also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.
On Sunday, a man living at 30 Grant St. Apt 1 told the two men and other neighbors he had won $500 on a scratch ticket, while on his way to a store to cash it, according to the police report.
When he got to the store, he discovered he had only won $5 on the ticket, police said.
On Sunday night, Armstrong and Scott, according to the police report, knocked on the door of 30 Grant St. Apt. 1. and pushed open the door.
The man, who earlier had said he had won on a scratch ticket, and a woman living in the apartment both told police they knew the two men as being neighbors.
Scott has been at the apartment before asking for food, according to the man and woman, said police. The man and woman recognized him from his lion tattoo.
The police report said Scott grabbed the woman and held her against her will.
Armstrong knocked the man to the floor an punched him five times, said police. He also took a crowbar and struck the man's face while asking for the money, according to the police report.
Armstrong grabbed the man's wallet and and took all the cash out of it, said police.
Police responded to the Grant St. apartment at 10:42 p.m., and took statements.
The man, who had facial injuries, was taken to the hospital, said Lt. Brandolini.
Based on the statements, police arrested Scott and Armstrong early Monday morning.
Both were scheduled to be arraigned in today, April 30.