At approximately 9 p.m. last evening two women in their early 20's were walking on a path behind Parker Street in Dartmouth when they were approached by two male youths. The youths asked for a cigarette and when one of the females pulled out a package of cigarettes one of the males attempted to take it. One of the suspects then pulled out a knife and demanded the cigarettes and backpacks that the victims were carrying. The suspects fled the area and the women called the police. Numerous police units attended the scene and were able to locate and arrest the two suspects a short distance away without incident. Suspects, aged 15 and 16, are being held for youth court in the morning.