An Everett man was indicted on Monday, July 30, on charges related to three masked armed robberies in a 48 hour span, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.
Michael Moynahan, 40, of Everett, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of masked armed robbery (three counts), resisting arrest and assault with a dangerous weapon.
An arraignment date in Middlesex Superior Court has not yet been set.
“In less than 48 hours, the defendant allegedly committed three armed robberies of local businesses,” said DA Leone. “In these brazen attacks, he furnished a weapon and threatened the store clerks, putting them in great fear for their safety. I commend the work of the Everett Police Department for the swift arrest of this defendant.”
According to authorities, on June 7, the defendant entered a convenience store on Chelsea Street in Everett. He allegedly put on a black mask and pulled out a large knife, demanding and taking money from the cash registers while threatening the clerk not to call police. Also on June 7, the defendant allegedly robbed a convenience story on the Revere Beach Parkway in Everett, also while wearing a mask and holding a knife. On June 8, the defendant allegedly entered another convenience store on Chelsea Street in Everett while wearing a ski mask and brandishing a large knife. The defendant allegedly made stabbing motions toward the clerk. The defendant fled the scene with $265.
As the defendant left the store on Chelsea Street, witnesses allegedly saw the defendant flee on a bike and tracked down a nearby police officer who then pursued the defendant. The defendant was arrested by police.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The case was investigated by the Everett Police Department.
The Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case is Elizabeth Keeley. The Victim Witness Advocate is Rani Scott.