Man Charged in Saugus Robbery Arrested in Boston

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Saugus Police Department
Chief Domenic J. DiMella
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Man Charged in Saugus Robbery Arrested in Boston

SAUGUS — Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella reports that a man charged with robbing a Saugus motel and assaulting an employee was recently placed under arrest by Boston Police.

JOHN BOWDEN, AGE 47, OF MELROSE is charged with:

  • Unarmed Robbery
  • Assault and Battery

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, at approximately 4 a.m., a man, later identified as BOWDEN, walked into the office of the Chisholm’s Motor Inn, 1314 Broadway, and demanded money from an employee inside.

BOWDEN pushed and struck the employee in the face multiple times and ordered the victim to give him money out of the cash register.

BOWDEN then tied the victim’s hands with a shoelace and fled from the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim suffered injuries to his face, but did not require medical attention.

The victim was eventually able to free himself and called 911.

Through a subsequent investigation, BOWDEN was identified and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Later that day, BOWDEN was arrested by Boston Police on separate charges.

He is expected to be arraigned in Lynn District Court at a later date.

Chief DiMella would like to recognize the investigative efforts and diligence of the Saugus Police 1-9 Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Unit. He also expresses his appreciation to the Boston Police Department for their assistance with the investigation and apprehension of BOWDEN.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.