On Saturday December 17, 2022, at approximately 10:20 a.m., Somerville Police responded to a business located in East Somerville for a report of an armed robbery and indecent assault and battery. Police met with a female store clerk who told police that she noticed the robbery suspect pacing back and forth while peering in the store window moments before entering the store where he displayed a handgun during the robbery. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash from the clerk and fled the area on foot.
The victim described her attacker as a Hispanic male with a large build and dark facial hair, wearing dark clothing. A photo, captured by a security camera, of the suspect is posted below.
According to Somerville Police Chief Charles Femino, “police will be diligent in their investigative efforts to identify, apprehend, and prosecute whoever is responsible for this incident.” Somerville Police detectives are actively investigating this incident. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Somerville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 617-625-1600, extension 7237. Anonymous tips can also be given via the Somerville Police Tip Line at TIP 411.