Everett Chief of Police Steven A. Mazzie announced the Everett Police Department (EPD) arrested a juvenile in connection with several armed robberies that occurred Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, and are currently investigating another separate armed robbery.
All incidents occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
At 6:06 p.m. Everett Police Officers responded to the Glendale Square Package Store for a report of an armed robbery. The clerk informed responding officers he was robbed by the same suspect from a previous robbery that occurred last week.
A description of the suspect was broadcast to other patrol units.
While on patrol several minutes later, Patrol Officer James MacGregor observed a male matching the broadcast description behind the counter of the Carranzas Market on Ferry Street. This market is located a short distance from the previous robbery. Officer MacGregor called for assistance of a robbery in progress and entered the store with Patrol Officer Joseph Poirier.
A 17-year-old juvenile was taken into custody without incident.
A pair of scissors, used by the suspect and US currency was recovered from the juvenile. The juvenile was charged with two counts of armed robbery and was arraigned in Cambridge Juvenile Court on Jan. 24.
Chief Mazzie said: “This is an example of some great police work by our officers. We hope this will bring some relief to some of the smaller business owners who have been victimized by this individual and others in similar incidents. We want the message to get out there that we will catch you and ensure that we work with our other law enforcement partners to ensure you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
- At 5:25 p.m., on Jan. 24, Everett Police Officers responded to Guys Smoke Shop in Everett Square. The clerk stated a black male suspect wearing a blue jacket and white hooded sweatshirt entered the store and brandished a firearm demanding cash.
The suspect fled with $200 and a pack of Newport cigarettes.
A search of the area by K-9’s failed to locate a suspect. The clerk believes this suspect was a different suspect than the one who robbed the same store last week. This robbery is currently under investigation by Everett Police Department detectives.
All suspects arrested by the Everett Police Department are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.