Chicopee police searching for armed robbery suspect

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee police are looking for an alleged armed robbery suspect.

Chicopee Police officer Michael Wilk told 22News, officers were called to Rivers Park on Saturday of a report of a man that was robbed. Personal items were stolen and no injuries were reported.

Rivers Park: 41 Meadow Street, Chicopee, Mass.

Residents in the area of Chicopee Street near Billings Street were asked to stay inside while officers along with a police dog searched the area to locate the suspect, but did not find him. The active search was from 3 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. Saturday as officers cleared the area and believe the suspect headed towards the Connecticut River.

Police said the suspect is a Hispanic male with a ponytail and he could be wearing a white tank top and mustard colored pants.

One Chicopee mother told 22News she was surprised to hear about the robbery, but safety is always her first priority at public places.

“My eyes are always on my kids, if I don’t see them I scream their names,” Jessica Page said. “You never know these days what’s going to happen. You always have to be very cautious.”

Officer Wilk told 22News if you’re victim to an armed robbery, don’t fight back. Just surrender your personal belongings and call the police right away.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Chicopee police at (413)-594-1740. 

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