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Stop and Shop Offers Reward for Labor Day Robbery Info

One alleged robber created a diversion while another pointed a gun at a store employee and demanded money on Labor Day. The FBI and Malden Police are investigating.

Stop and Shop is offering a monetary award for information leading to charges and arrests related to the  of the grocery store at 88 Charles St. in Malden.

Two men entered the  at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, wearing yellow Stop and Shop shirts and baseball caps, with one man creating a diversion, according to an FBI press release issued Thursday. 

During the diversion, the other alleged robber loitered near the manager's office then opened the door, according to the FBI, and then confronted an employee in the office, pointed a handgun at the employee, demanded money and "threatened to severely harm" the employee.

After the employee handed over the money, the alleged robber placed the money in a small blackback pack he was carrying and both suspects left the store and fled in a small grey vehicle onto Canal Street.

Both men are described as approximately 20 to 25 years old, slender builds, with black hair. The two men are possibly black or Hispanic with light complexions.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call the Boston FBI at (617) 742-5533 or the Malden Police Department at (781) 397-7181.

Malden Police Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb that "this was a well-thought out plan.

"We feel it wasn't an off-the-cuff type of incident...but at the same time, we've recovered some recent evidence that was left behind and continue to press on investigating," Gatcomb said last week. 

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of personnel from the FBI; the , Saugus, Somerville, and Boston Police Departments; and the Massachusetts State Police.

david mokal September 16, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Absolutly its good to have your mind grow and to be open minded but when one's head grows so thats all they can do is head butt you thats a sad thing. I never ever called anyone any names on this I was jumped first by crappin on me me on my spelling. I just mentioned I dont click on links not good. So as far as these posts go and the Patch they can stick it where the sun dont shine means nothing to me. Ya' All should go to Anger Management Classes.
david mokal September 16, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Janine they were after 5 males with a gun on and around Holyoke Street and also there was a bank robbery in Saugus as well.
david mokal September 16, 2012 at 03:56 PM
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david mokal September 16, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Nah I checked into it $3,000.00 For a good one.
david mokal September 16, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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