The attempted robbery happened on the 900 block of 1st Street NE.
Two would-be robbers approached the woman and another person when they were walking in the area, according to authorities. One of the would-be thieves then tried to snatch the woman’s purse before the victim was sprayed with mace in the face.
The would-be robbers eventually fled without the woman’s bag.
Police canvassed the area for the would-be thieves before making the arrests near the scene of the crime.
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