Wakefield Police Searching for Suspects in Armed Robbery

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Wakefield Police Department
Rick Smith, Chief of Police
1 Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Wakefield Police Searching for Suspects in Armed Robbery

WAKEFIELD – Chief Rick Smith reports that the Wakefield Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred overnight.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, Wakefield Police received a 911 call from a man who reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint by two masked men in the parking lot of 105-109 Hopkins St. and was following the suspects on Route 93 southbound.

As the victim followed the vehicle on the highway, he reported that the suspects were shooting at him. Massachusetts State Police were called to assist, but the victim lost sight of the suspect vehicle before police arrived.

The suspects are both described as approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing masks and dressed in all black. They fled in a blue Honda Odyssey and were last seen in the area of Roosevelt Circle in Medford.

Police believe this victim was targeted.

Wakefield Police are investigating the robbery and the highway shooting is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police.

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Saugus Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 23, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Saugus Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

SAUGUS — Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella reports that the Saugus Police Department arrested a man over the weekend for armed robbery.

BARRE HURLEY, AGE 28, OF SAUGUS is charged with Armed Robbery and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

HURLEY also has three active warrants: Possession of a Class B Drug, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License and a Marked Lanes Violation.

On Saturday, April 21, Saugus Police received a 911 call from an employee at Amato’s Discount Liquors, 206 Lincoln Ave., who reported that a man had entered the store, brandished a syringe and demanded money. The suspect then fled with an undetermined amount of cash on foot in the direction of Kane’s Donuts.

Saugus Police responded to the scene and subsequently located the suspect, later identified as HURLEY, on Ballard Street at Spencer Avenue — a short distance from Amato’s.

HURLEY was placed under arrest and later held at the Saugus Police Department pending his arraignment at Lynn District Court.

Chief DiMella would like to recognize Sgt. Stephen Rappa, Officer Brian Misci, Officer Jeffery Wood, Officer David Zeitz and Officer Brittany Naumann for their quick response and keen investigative skills that led to the apprehension of the suspect.

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Wakefield Police Investigating Armed Robbery

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Wakefield Police Department
Rick Smith, Chief of Police
1 Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 23, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Wakefield Police Investigating Armed Robbery

WAKEFIELD – Police Chief Rick Smith reports that the Wakefield Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store late last night.

On Thursday, March 22, at 11:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven on Albion Street for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect, a white male between 5-feet-10-inches and 6 feet tall wearing a ski mask, entered the store and demanded that the clerk open the register.

When told that the register was empty, the suspect reached over the counter and took four pack of cigarettes. When he did so, a black handgun was visible in his right hand. The suspect then fled the store, ran across Albion Street and drove off in a dark colored pickup truck down Lake Street.

Officers then conducted a search of the area with the assistance of a Lynnfield Police K-9 unit, but they were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.

The suspect was further described as having a thin build and wearing a black sweatshirt, gray cargo pants, black gloves and black boots.

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East Bridgewater Police Investigated Armed Robbery

East Bridgewater Police Department
Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

For Immediate Release

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone:  781-428-3299
Email: john@jgpr.net

East Bridgewater Police Investigated Armed Robbery

Owners Were Urgently Moving Frozen Items from Location Without Power to Another Store When Robbers Struck

EAST BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief Scott Allen reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department is investigating after three men allegedly robbed a convenience store that had lost power in the nor’easter at gunpoint as the owners were urgently moving frozen items from the store without power to another location.

Officers responded just after 5:08 p.m. Saturday to the One Stop Convenience Store, located at 650 Plymouth St. The store had lost power in the historic March nor’easter, and the owners were on hand trying to save their inventory from spoiling when three masked men entered the store brandishing handguns and demanding money.

The suspects fled with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. The owners were not injured.

One suspect was described as wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. The other two were wearing black jackets. All three suspects wore ski type masks.

A K-9 unit checked the area, and officers from Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Halifax, and the Massachusetts Environmental Police all assisted East Bridgewater Police at the scene. The suspects were not found, and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area yesterday or who may have information on this robbery is urged to call the East Bridgewater Police Department at  508-378-7223.

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