Everett Man Unlikely Hero In Robbery Attempt On Malden Woman

Everett Leader Staff Report

An Everett man rushed to the aid of a Malden woman being robbed by a Peabody man in Malden Monday night.

Jayson Sea, 26, was arraigned in Malden District Court Tuesday and charged with attempted murder among other charges following the incident.

Sea was apparently robbing the Malden woman of her purse when Ryan Dos Santos of Everett, an Instacart delivery driver, witnessed the altercation and interceded.

Dos Santos was bitten and stabbed by the assailant trying to rob the Malden woman.

Dos Santos told authorities he did not regret jumping in to help the woman being robbed.

Boston 25 News reported the story.

The incident occurred Monday afternoon shortly before 2 p.m. on Chestnut Street in Malden.

Dos Santos, according to the television report, was just about to unload a delivery when he heard a woman screaming for help.

He said he saw Seay fleeing from the scene.

Seay is accused of snatching a woman’s purse on Rockland Street.

“He started running. I went after him,” said Dos Santos. “I tackled him. We went down to the ground. He stabbed my leg. He bit me three times on the left arm.”

A teenage witness recorded the scene on her cell phone as Dos Santos held the alleged thief down on the ground.

Police arrived moments later.

Seay was arrested on the spot.

“I don’t think it was a big deal. I did what every good citizen should do,” said Dos Santos.

“I’m glad he wasn’t hurt worse than he was,” said witness Noreen Toomey. “He did a great job. It was a relief to all of us.”

The purse was returned to a woman in her 30’s, who had been walking from a nearby T station. An investigation is ongoing.

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