For Immediate Release: 4/8/2017 12:23 pm
Worcester, MA (April 8, 2017) - On Friday, April 7, 2017, at approximately 9:00 PM, Worcester Police responded to Oxford Street for a report of an armed robbery of a Livery Driver. Upon the officers arrival they met with a 60-year-old male victim. The victim stated that he drives for New Worcester Limo service and was sent to pick up a fare on Oxford Street.
The victim informed the officers that he arrived at the address provided and observed a male sitting on the front porch of the dwelling. The male entered the back seat of the vehicle. Moments later the male produced a long gun, possibly a shotgun and displayed it to the victim. The male demanded the driver’s money. The driver complied. After taking the cash the suspect exited the vehicle and ran off. The suspect was last seen running towards Austin Street. The driver immediately called his supervisory who then contacted police. While waiting for police to arrive, the victim attempted to drive around the neighborhood to see if he could spot the suspect. The suspect was not located.
Several officers responded to the scene. A search of the area produced negative results.
WPD detectives responded to the scene as well as members of the CSU Unit.
The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his thirties, approximately 5’7” to 5’10” in height with an average build. The suspect had short dark hair wearing a long jacket and jeans.
The victim was not injured during this ordeal.
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.