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Wareham Police charge juvenile with armed robbery after scuffle with clerk

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On Saturday, January 18th, at 5:03 p.m., Wareham Police responded to Cape Cod Gas, on Cranberry Highway for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. The report was a male suspect with a bandana covering his face, armed with a knife, demanded cash and cigarettes. The attendant scuffled with the suspect, and the knife fell on the ground, as well as packs of cigarettes. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Officers under the command of Sergeant Herbert Noble responded, set up a perimeter, and requested a K-9 from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. Officer Charles Pillsbury assisted Deputy Sheriff Alex Thomas and K-9 “Lambert” as they tracked to a nearby location. In addition to the K-9 search, Officer Christopher Corner developed information on who the suspect was, and where he could be located. Detective Bryan Whalen, Sergeant Noble, and Officers James White and Blaise Lalli quickly responded to the area and soon had a male juvenile under arrest.

The juvenile is charged with armed robbery while masked and assault with a dangerous weapon. He is being held until an appearance at court on Tuesday.

During the robbery call, Wareham Police received a call about a suicidal male possibly armed with a gun in the area of Cranberry Highway and Tihonet Road. Marion Officers Edward Johnson and Kris Smith responded on mutual aid and checked the area. That call was later determined to be unfounded.

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