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Police Log: Arlington Center CVS Robbed at Knifepoint

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. It does not indicate a convicition.

are seeking a suspect who robbed CVS in Arlington Center using a 6-inch knife.

About 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, a CVS employee told police that a man followed her behind the register, showed her a knife and demanded she open the register. The employee said the man took $190 and left the store at 319 Broadway, according to the police report.

Another employee said she was outside the store when she saw a man exit the store in a hurry, walking quickly across Massachusetts Avenue. That employee told police she did not realize a robbery had just happened, so she didn’t pay attention to the man. Neither employee recognized the suspect.

Police were able to review the store’s video surveillance system. Based on the images, the suspect is described as white male with a shaved head, 35 to 45 years old, about 6 feet, wearing a gray sweat shirt and jeans. 

Susan Ruderman November 28, 2011 at 05:31 PM
That's rather scary. Shoplifting seems to happen in CVS and Walgreens frequently, but an armed robbery is (thankfully) rare. I'm not too surprised, though, given that this CVS is often empty of customers at that hour. Glad it doesn't have a pharmacy, or it might be even more of a target.
Bob Sprague November 29, 2011 at 01:21 AM
The CVS pictured with this story is next to Arlington High School, not the one at Broadway. Bob Sprague
Pedro Oliveira Jr. November 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM
Thank you for pointing that out, Bob. This picture is merely illustrative of a CVS store in Arlington, as I didn't immediately have a picture of the correct store. If you read the caption of the picture, you'll know it's the store at 833 Massachusetts Ave.
Bob Sprague November 29, 2011 at 12:04 PM
The caption does not show up on first click of the story. You have to click the photo to see it. Bob
Pedro Oliveira Jr. November 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Yup, that's how you do it. Thanks!
Silas Trip November 29, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Pedro, Pay no attention to Blog's posts. He is quick to find fault with a true news website... I'm surprised he didn't post a link to his blog. Keep up the good work!!! Silas
Bob Sprague November 29, 2011 at 03:20 PM
I applaud Pedro and patch for reporting this story first. Bob Sprague

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