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Police Investigate Robbery on West Boylston Street

Worcester, MA (February 14, 2017) - On Tuesday, February 14 at approximately 7:45 AM, Worcester Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 578 West Boylston Street (A1-Plus Convenience Store). Prior to arriving on scene, police were informed that the suspect fled on foot in the direction of Quinsigamond Community College.

Once on scene, police spoke with the 20 year old clerk at the store. Police were informed that the clerk was standing next to the counter when a light skinned male with a scarf partially obstructing his face entered the store and approached the clerk. The suspect was described as approximately 5’10 inches tall with a large amount of acne on his face. The suspect forced the clerk behind the counter and demanded that the clerk open the register. Once the register was open, the suspect attempted to grab money from the register, knocking the register to the floor in the process. The suspect grabbed a small amount of currency as well as cigarettes before throwing the clerk onto the ground and fleeing the store. The suspect fled in the direction of Quinsigamond Community College. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Worcester Police Detectives along with members of the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to interview witnesses and collect evidence.

Anyone with information about this incident 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. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

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