For Immediate Release: 3/21/2017 9:23 pm
Worcester, MA (March 21, 2017)- On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 7:00 PM, Worcester Police responded to 828 Main Street for a report of an Unarmed Robbery at the “Midway Fashion” store. Prior to arriving, police were notified by dispatch that a witness was following the suspect and observed the suspect flee into the brick apartment building located at 15 Oread Street.
Upon arrival at 828 Main Street, police spoke with the 60 year old female victim, who is also the owner of the business. The victim stated that she was working at “Midway Fashions” when a male suspect entered the store and attempted to sell the victim an item. When the victim refused to purchase the item, the male suspect grabbed $70 cash from the counter of the store and attempted to flee. The victim chased the male and was able to catch up to him, at which time a physical altercation ensured between the female victim and the suspect.
A citizen bystander observed the altercation and heard the female victim yelling that she had just been robbed. The bystander came to the aid of the victim and assisted in holding on to the suspect while at the same time calling police. Once the suspect realized the bystander was notifying police, the suspect returned the money to the victim and fled on foot towards Oread Street. The citizen bystander was able to follow the suspect and observed him flee into the apartment building located at 15 Oread Street.
The victim and the witness provided police with a detailed description of the suspect as well as his clothing description. Acting on this information, police proceeded to 15 Oread Street and were able to locate a male matching the suspect description. Police identified this male as 44 year old Tyrone Singleton of Worcester.
The witness was able to positively identify Singleton as the male who had stolen the money from the store and fought with the store owner.
Neither the store owner nor the witness was injured during this incident.
Singleton is being charged with Unarmed Robbery.