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WPD Investigating Armed Robbery of Park Avenue Smoke Shop

For Immediate Release: 1/22/2018 11:41 am

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at approximately 10:34 PM, Worcester police responded to 194 Park Avenue, the Park Avenue Smoke Shop, for a reported armed robbery.

Upon the officers arrival they met with the store clerk. According to the clerk, a male suspect entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded cash. The clerk opened the cash register and the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed money. After taking the cash the male ran out of the store and was seen entering a small size vehicle. The vehicle drove off heading north on Park Avenue towards Grove Street.

The suspect was described as a possible Hispanic male, approximately 5’10”, 130 pounds, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and light colored sweat pants.

The clerk was not injured during this ordeal.

There is limited suspect information at this time.

This investigation is ongoing, if anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

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