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Armed Robber Targets Madison Market

The Madison St. convenience store reported an armed robbery around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. Police continue to seek the suspect.

Police scanner reports indicate that a black male wearing a green, "North Face-style" hoodie with black high-top sneakers reportedly robbed Madison Market just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. 

A gun was reportedly used in the commission of the crime. 

The suspect reportedly fled to Main St., near Bell Rock Park.

If you saw anyone matching the description, contact the Malden Detective's Unit at 781-397-7181. 

david mokal August 06, 2012 at 08:42 PM
AHH Crap better outta here the spellchecker police are out!
ken August 06, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Annie, you finally got that new mayor you were always looking for. Unless you want to admit that Howard wasn't the source of all your troubles. Just a heads up: there's a new guy.
Dan O'Brien August 06, 2012 at 10:53 PM
@Ken, are you sure there is a NEW guy? SMH.
AnnieOMalden August 06, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Ken: This is not the Mayor I was looking for. Clearly you are new to this board. Howard is not the only reason this city is in a mess. He had lotsa help from the Council and the family and friends.
Nick Wright August 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM
"Let's get some cams up in the city." I suggest you read a book called "1984."
Michael G August 07, 2012 at 01:09 AM
We have cameras up. From what I am hearing many do not work, and are not being utilized to it's full potential. I am afraid of the 1984 theory, but residential properties are blacked out on the screen. I have been to four demo meetings on it. Cameras are a great tool if used. We do need a quality proactive system in place. And you start that with admitting that we have an issue. No one has done that. Have you been to the Mayors safety meeting? The shoe in chief of the future always says "Before coming here I looked over reports in the area, and this ward isn't that bad." This is said in every ward. It is repetitive, it then becomes a show for the mayors and safety is now a subject lost in the hour. If you ask one hard question, they give you short answers and dirty looks. I spoke in ward 3. After an officer talked about just getting a cheap audible alarm I talked about getting a real alarm with a speedy response time. Most people ignore the sounds of alarms and criminals know this. Later on John Matheson told me I should not go against what the officer said. That is a reason why I do not listen to these political figures trying to tell us what to say or think. Those meetings are useless. I been to meetings in five other cities and towns...we have a lot to learn.
Michael G August 07, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Yes John I know you have your name on your Google Alert. Nothing I would not say to you in person.
Nick Wright August 07, 2012 at 02:00 AM
What's the "issue" we need to admit, though? That we live in a city that has crime? I feel like that goes without saying. It's people who live in nonsensical, made up worlds that think we're going to "fix" it. There is no fixing it. Unless you want to create your own gated commune (and even then, we've seen that go wrong) there will ALWAYS be crime. Can we reduce what we have currently? Maybe. Do you want to write the check? That's the catch. We don't have an unlimited supply of cash. Does it piss me off when we build "dog parks" and rebuild schools unnecessarily to get federal funding, but don't invest in our police and fire departments? Sure. But let's not kid ourselves. Unless they overturn Prop 2.5, we've squeezed as much blood from this rock as we can.
Ed August 07, 2012 at 02:03 AM
At least that officer who goes around to the meetings actually cares, I would think the chief of the department would maybe go and have something to say once in a while???
Michael G August 07, 2012 at 02:23 AM
You are right in many ways. But if you study our city budget, a lot of money could be freed. Do we need 2 people doing social media? Why does the mayors office have a new item line of $100,000? Personal photographer? Some of the people do not match up. I even saw one person that does not even work for malden but is being paid for some reason. Nestor, Kinnon and D'Arcangelo all picked up on it. But further talk was voted out. We have a strong mayor weak council. I think the city would benefit a few more cops then so many people working in the mayors office.
broadway Jay August 07, 2012 at 02:24 AM
I think the point Mike G is trying to get across is: everyone is saying their a die-hard Red Sox fan, but yet they can't name more than 3 players on the team !
Michael G August 07, 2012 at 02:27 AM
The City will back an artists studio before a fire station.
Michael G August 07, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Exactly Jay. I have trouble putting it into words. But you nailed it! Thank You.
heather C August 07, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Can someone please explain prop 2.5 for me please, I've been following this convo and I don't know what prop 2.5 is, thank you...
Nick Wright August 07, 2012 at 07:20 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposition_2%C2%BD
heather C August 07, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Thank you ^^nick
david mokal August 07, 2012 at 01:25 PM
So True that people including myself ignore alarms. In the 70's people paid attention because they were new but now you hear so many you dont bother. I found out a long time ago the meetings are useless there just for show. There decisions are already made before you get there. They act like Communists they might as well have The Hammer and Sickle flag on the wall. "The Selective Hearing Group"
david mokal August 07, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Nick the money some of it was there they stole it over a half million and thats what they only found out about you can bet there was more. The trash bag money was a way to over ride the Prop 2/12. Dog Park? now that was dumb. I think that this city is not run by the Mayor or council Its the Real Estate Developers and others that are in charge telling City Hall what to do. They dont care what the people want Your absolutly correct Nick. They dont care if you get jumped ,beat up or shot as long as they can put up more concrete and doggy parks. I just cant understand why our politions cant grasp the importance of having a Fire Station in Maplewood.
david mokal August 07, 2012 at 02:02 PM
This is the age of technology. There is no excuse why City hall can operate with at least a one third cut in employees. Private bussines have done it and put the difference in production. They call it cutting the fat.
Gene Pinkham August 07, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Visit the Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government web-site for the history of Prop 2 1/2.
Michael G August 07, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Small store in linden almost got robbed. Cops caught up to them fast. But the suspect was from Revere, so the clerk should be happy right marc? You should go in and tell her to relax.
Nick Wright August 08, 2012 at 01:51 AM
http://www.cityofmalden.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&id=5574&typeID=97
Nick Wright August 08, 2012 at 01:51 AM
And they caught the kid from Madison St.... so...
Michael G August 08, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Hold on, attempted? Thwarted? The police didn't stop any of them from happening. I give them a ton of credit for stopping them but from my understanding Madison was Robbed and the woman at Linden stopped him from taking anything. Mr. Mayor, I think your first line needs to be fixed.
Michael G August 08, 2012 at 03:08 AM
If pressers are sugar coated like this one, I wonder if I can trust any others.
Nick Wright August 08, 2012 at 05:14 AM
They said "solved" and they did. The Madison St. "suspect" is in custody. The other one I guess I can see your gripe with, but really we're getting into semantics over wording. Here's a summation: 2 robbers - both in jail. Yay!
Michael G August 08, 2012 at 09:14 AM
They solved an attempted robbery. I am pretty sure the owner told a neighbor money was taken. I will look into that again. Second, the woman was assaulted but he did not get anything from the store. A administration with that many professionals could have worded it a different way...like the truthful way. They should retract that presser and write it again. In my opinion they knew what they were doing when they wrote it. It's better to get the whole story then the first story. I'm glad they got them both. They caught the Linden guys within 30 mins. I give credit when it is do. But I did find a lot of interesting statements in this presser. I got to look over some stuff and comment on it tomorrow. This hurt the office more then helped.
Diana August 08, 2012 at 10:41 AM
You know Michael, to the casual observer it might appear that you're far more invested in nitpicking the article for opportunities to criticize the mayor's office than you are in the outcome of the case.
Mickey G August 08, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Michael you are getting old to listen to.
Michael G August 08, 2012 at 08:02 PM
It might appear that way Diana. The presser is 100% misleading.

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