Man arrested for allegedly robbing two cell phone stores in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Monday afternoon for two recent armed robberies in the city.

Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News, 37-year-old Miguel Santiago matched the description of a suspect in an armed robbery of a cell phone store on Friday.

Walsh said Santiago robbed a cell phone store on State Street on Thursday and robbed another cell phone store on Armony Street the next day.

Santiago allegedly had a pocket knife during both robberies and got away with several phones. No one was hurt.

Police arrested Santiago on Main Street around 1:00 p.m. Monday. He is charged with the following:

  • Armed robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Possession of a burglarious instrument
  • Threat to commit a crime
  • Witness intimidation

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