October 13 2015

Burlington Police Aid Bedford in Investigating Armed Robbery with Knife Injury


Members of the Burlington Police Department lent a hand to Bedford Police following an armed robbery on Sunday. 


Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno said in a release his department is investigating a Sunday evening armed robbery with an injury at a Shell Gas Station in town and is asking that anyone with information on the incident please call the department.


According to the report, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Bedford Police received a panic alarm from the Shell station, 358 The Great Road indicating a robbery in progress.


A suspect, armed with a knife, came into the gas station, approached the clerk and took a quantity of cash and scratch lottery tickets before fleeing. 


During the incident, the clerk sustained a slashing wound to his hand, police say. The victim was treated at the scene and declined hospitalization. 


Bedford Police called in assistance to search for the suspect, who is described as a dark-skinned male, wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and a mask. 


The Danvers Police Department K-9 unit, along with the Burlington and Lexington police departments and the Massachusetts State Police responded to aid in the search, but the suspect was not found.


Bedford Police are also reviewing video surveillance footage from the scene.


"We are thankful that the victim was not seriously injured during this incident," Chief Bongiorno said. "This remains an active and ongoing investigation." 


Anyone with information, or who saw someone fitting the description of the suspect, is asked to call the Bedford Police Department at 781-275-1212.

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