UPDATE: Arlington Liquors Employee Robbed at Gunpoint

The employee was robbed Sunday night in the store's parking lot.

An Arlington Liquors employee was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night when he was leaving the store after closing, according to police.

The employee was walking to his car, which was parked to the left of the store at 94 Summer St., near Scutra, shortly after 11 p.m. when two men in black ski masks and all-black clothing approached him from behind the buildings, he told police. One of the men stuck a small black automatic handgun in his face and said, “Empty your pockets,” while the other stood about 20 feet away, he said.

The employee said he took his keys, cell phone and a plain paper bag containing about $2,300 in cash and placed it on his trunk. The man with the gun then grabbed the bag with the money and ran toward the rear of the buildings, to the Minuteman bike path, he said.

The man ran about 40 feet before turning around and returning to get the employee’s keys and cell phone, the employee reported. Both men then ran down the bike path toward Arlington Center, he said.

The area near the employee’s car was in complete darkness, according to police. After he was robbed, the employee started yelling, and a co-worker, who was parked in front of the store, came over to him, police said. The employee then contacted police with the co-worker’s cell phone about two minutes later, while the co-worker drove to the bike path’s Mill Street crossing looking for the men.

The employee described the men as white males in their 20s, both average height, about 5 feet, 10 inches. The men were wearing black ski masks, black sweaters and dark pants, he said. The man with the gun had a thin build; the other was huskier, he said.

Due to the darkness, he did not know if the other man was armed as well.

Arlington police set a perimeter and requested the department’s K-9 unit on scene. An extensive search of the area was conducted by all available units, according to police, but they were unable to locate the men or any evidence.

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Editor’s note: The initial report of this incident referred to Arlington Liquors by its former name.

John October 10, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I go through the center a couple of time every day. I've never seen anyone passed out. Someone is making up "facts" to suit their opinion. It's not a methadone clinic. educate yourself. Besides, there aren't any "real" schools nearby.
Tim October 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I am educated Jon . There are two very real and both are great schools. Its too bad the Arlington Public schools can't even come close to either one of them . But oh well some can't afford to send their kids to those two schools and have to settle for mediocre .The place is attracting nothing good to Arlington Center .... I will start taking pictures and record them asking if I got any weed or money I can spare ... ..Jon educate yourself the place is a Methadone Clinic
Frankie goes to Hollywood October 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
They DO NOT distribute methadone. That is a FACT.
Tim October 11, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Frankie the place is a Methadone clinic ....
John October 11, 2012 at 01:07 AM
and your proof of this is...? Oh that's right, you make up "facts" to suit your baised opinion.
Tim October 11, 2012 at 02:45 AM
MY proof is seeing these guys in the center and the way they act after leaving that place...... Dont worry that place will be moving soon......
Tim October 11, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Oh Yeah JON how about that nice place at 22 mill street thats taking care of those nice sex offenders? Thats right next door to the HIGH SCHOOL
John October 11, 2012 at 02:55 AM
hot air aren't fact, blow hard. get your glasses checked, you're seeing things. maybe you are hallucinating.
John October 11, 2012 at 02:58 AM
22 mill st? you mean that people are going to the doctors office. how horrifying. what will we do. maybe if you wring your hands enough, and click your ruby slippers together... Arlington will be saved from the intolerant catholics.
Tim October 11, 2012 at 02:58 AM
LIKE I SAID Johnnie That place will be moving soon......
John October 11, 2012 at 03:00 AM
sure, you're the one that controls that sort of things, you're such a big shot here.
John October 11, 2012 at 03:03 AM
you've been sucking up too many bus fumes on Broadway, close your windows.
Tim October 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM
See Jon I never said I was Catholic . I am not ...but there is your underlying issue . You hate Catholics ... Get over it ...But I do think it's funny when I heard a couple of public school mothers complaining and blaming the catholic schools for their kiddies having 2 days off in sept just as school opened . I guess Yum Kipper and Rushshana are catholic holidays .. Shalom
Tim October 11, 2012 at 01:50 PM
New England Forensic Associates 22 Mill Street, Suite 306, Arlington, MA 02476 NEFA is a forensic psychology and counseling practice providing a wide array of therapeutic, evaluation, and risk assessment services at our Arlington, Massachusetts, office We are a nationally recognized center for the evaluation and treatment of problematic sexual behavior. SO JON am I sucking up too many fumes.... Ha This Place is right next to Arlington High... Wait til one of these Guys goes off the DEEP END ..... It is kind of putting CHEESE IN FRONT OF RATS.....
Duds October 11, 2012 at 03:33 PM
where is this methadone clinic?
Tim October 11, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Corner Of Alton Street and Broadway. Across the street from the kids Dance studio and down the street fro two schools, the other is in 22 Mill Street along with a Sex offender rehab place at 22 Mill street.
Duds October 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Oh yeah...I'm in the center all the time..."Right Turn" I think? I thought it was a drop-in center for recovering addicts or something.....didn't know about dispensing methadone there.
Tilie K October 12, 2012 at 02:43 PM
If you are so sure of , Methadone distributor is at Arlington Center , please report that information to Arlington's Finest. They are there to "protect and serve" us!
Frankie goes to Hollywood October 12, 2012 at 03:37 PM
It is not a methadone clinic. it is a counseling/meeting center for people in recovery.
Frankie goes to Hollywood October 12, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Tim won't because he is lying.
Tim October 12, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Frankie .... You say counseling I say methadone ... You say recovery . Ha I think a few have fell off the wagon ...
Duds October 12, 2012 at 05:43 PM
It HAS to be one or the other....either they dispense methadone of they DON'T
Tim October 12, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Yes it is ........
Frankie goes to Hollywood October 12, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Duds I am right .....like I said to Tim, just go in there and ask an administrator.......he is too ignorant to find out the truth......I'd love to know who Tim is I probably know him ! Tim I am 36 and went to AHS are you in my age range!?
Tim October 12, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Frankie not even. Close in age .... No I didn't go to AHS .... Although you sound like someone who has spent some time in that methadone clinic
John October 12, 2012 at 09:41 PM
tim, they offer help with anger management, you should check it out.
Tim October 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Jon .... Who is angry ??? I am not angry ... Upset yes angry no
Chet October 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Tim I feel your pain. Maybe a relaxing game of beer pong to make us feel better.
Frankie goes to Hollywood October 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Tim you are wrong again!
Tim October 13, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Chet I am up for one anytime ... The best part I am of age ... So I don't have to invite the Bosses Boss ... My understanding is she's got her hands full anyways....


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