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As if the city's crime news weren't incredible enough this week, another downtown robbery near the had police chasing a fence-jumping suspect on foot - this time, as local news stations had their cameras rolling.
Mayor Gary Christenson and Malden Police Dept. Lt. Kevin Molis were also at the store, reaching out to store owner Dharam Jain and speaking to reporters.
"We're a victim of the times," Christenson told NECN reporter Julie Loncich. "The economy is still in dire straits, and...I think what you're seeing today is a reflection of that."
Within an hour of Tuesday night's robbery, a masked man hit another store in Saugus and police believe it is likely the same man, according to Channel 7 News.
On Thursday night, one witness reported seeing the suspect hop a fence, fall to the ground and resume running near the Malden Mini-Market.
The suspect allegedly stole $100 from the counter of a nearby dental office, though a spokesman from the Malden Police Dept. was unavailable to confirm details Thursday night.