Chief James McIntyre
47 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2044
For Immediate Release
Friday, August 22, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Stoneham Police Investigating Early Morning Gas Station Robbery
Suspects Fled in Vehicle That was Reported Stolen in an Earlier Carjacking in Lawrence
STONEHAM — Police Chief James McIntyre announces that the Stoneham Police Department is investigating the early morning armed robbery of the Mobil Station on Montvale Avenue.
Police responded to 96 Montvale Ave. at 1:12 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers met with the clerk who stated that two men robbed her at gunpoint.
The suspects were described as black or Hispanic males, wearing hoodies and bandanas that partially obscured their faces. The first suspect is said to be about 5’7″ tall with a short, stocky build. The second suspect is said to be about 5’10” tall, with a medium build.
One suspect brandished a firearm and ordered a customer at the store to get on the ground while another went behind the counter and demanded cash from the clerk.
The suspects fled with a quantity of cash down Montvale Avenue toward Main Street in Stoneham in a vehicle that was later recovered at the Lindenwood Cemetery, a short distance away. Police later determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lawrence a few hours earlier during an armed carjacking by gunpoint. The victim in Lawrence gave police a similar description of the suspects.
Police believe the suspects fled in another vehicle toward the highway.
Stoneham Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed either crime or who may have information to call 781-438-1215. Your call may remain anonymous.