Chief James McIntyre
47 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2044
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Stoneham Police Investigating Armed Robbery of Coin Shop
STONEHAM – Chief James McIntyre reports that the Stoneham Police Department is investigating the daytime armed robbery of a coin shop in town, in which two employees were allegedly hit with a stun gun.
Police responded to a panic alarm at the Colonial Trading store, located at 125 Main St. in Stoneham at 9:40 a.m.
According to the clerks, two Hispanic males came into the store under the auspices of selling a piece of jewelry. At some point, one of the suspects brandished a knife and the other pulled out a stun gun and stunned both clerks during a struggle. The clerks were tied up with zip ties, and the suspects stole a quantity of coins from the store.
One clerk was transported to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center for injuries sustained in a fall. The other clerk declined medical treatment.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Stoneham Police Detectives at 781-438-1215.