Armed robbery at Walgreens in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man from Springfield is being charged with armed robbery Monday morning.

According to Springfield Police Department’s Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, at around 10:10 a.m. officers were called to a report of an armed robbery at Walgreens located at 707 State Street in Springfield. Police say staff confronted a person suspected of shoplifting when they allegedly showed a knife before leaving the store.

City cameras were observed by crime analysts from the police R-TAC Unit that matched the description of the suspect on the 500 block of State Street. Officer found the 33-year-old Jose Gomez, who was positively identified and arrested. The stolen items were returned to the store.

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