Armed Robberies Linked, Police Say


Police believe one suspect is responsible for robbing at four convenience stores in North Quincy and Wollaston at gunpoint since the middle of August.

Quincy police released a surveillance image showing the suspect who robbed Five Corners Market in August. Police believe the same suspect is linked to three similar crimes since then.

The first of the four armed robberies took place at the Five Corners Market at 161 Newbury Ave. on Aug. 17, Sgt. Karyn Barkas said. The next took place on Aug. 20 at Mullaney’s convenience store, 205 West Squantum St. The third happened on Sept. 21 at Everest Market, 121 Standish Ave., and the fourth took place on Oct. 17 at Sam’s Variety, 125 Billings Rd.

Police believe the same person is responsible for all four of those armed robberies because the suspect descriptions and the manner of the crimes are similar, Barkas said.

“We do believe it is the same suspect,” she said.

The suspect is described as a six-foot-tall black male with a thin build, she said. The suspect has been covering his face with a hood and mask, Barkas said, which means investigators have been unable to put together a sketch of him.

The weapon used in at least two of the robberies – the ones at Everest and Mullaney’s – was described a two-toned black and silver semi-automatic handgun.

Barkas said patrol officers in the area have been made aware of the series of armed robberies.

Det. Jim Menz is leading the investigation into the armed robberies and anyone with information is asked to contact him at 617-745-5768 or via email at Residents can also call the detectives’ main line at 617-745-5764 or leave tips through the MyPD smartphone app.

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