Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Melrose Police Department Investigating Gunpoint Gas Station Robbery
MELROSE — Police Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is investigating the late Saturday evening robbery of a gas station in the City.
On Saturday, at about 10:45 p.m., Melrose Police responded to the Shell Gas Station located on Main Street for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, officers were greeted by an employee who reported he has just been robbed by a gun-wielding suspect who punched the employee in the face and demanded money.
The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash and ran off.
The suspect was described as a male, approximately 6’4″ tall, wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black mask.
If anyone has any information on this crime, they are urged to call Melrose Police at 781-665-1212 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 781-665-TIPS (8477).