Stop and Shop Robbed at Gunpoint

Two males made off with cash during a Monday morning heist.

Police are seeking two men in connection with an armed robbery at the Stop and Shop on Charles St. this holiday weekend. 

Two males entered the store around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning, with one man creating a diversion while a second man approached the customer service desk, brandishing a gun. 

The men fled toward the Malden Center T in a grey vehicle. 

"This was a well thought out plan," Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said. "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." 

That evidence includes a great deal of surveillance footage from both the supermarket and other surrounding businesses, he said. 

Gatcomb "couldn't confirm nor deny" an amount of money rumored to be stolen from the store. 

The gunman was described as a male in his early 20s, either light-skinned black or latino, black hat, yellow shirt and a thin moustache. 

Anyone with more information should call the Malden Police Detective's Unit at 781-397-7181.

Chester Burnett September 04, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Sunday morning as in the headline or Monday morning as mentioned in the story?
THEBIGBT September 04, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Had to be a former employee.
Chris Caesar September 04, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Whoops, the three day weekend messed up my internal clock. It was Monday morning. Thanks for catching that.
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 04, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Chris I got a blank E-mail from you. My virus software blocked images from popping up. Was it from you? I got it. This makes me mad. I wonder if they worked in the store at one time.
jirkyrick September 04, 2012 at 04:58 PM
hahaha lol. they robbed the Stop and Rob, can you see the Irony
Joe Gray September 04, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Calm down everyone!! Crime is under control here. Nothing to worry about. Move along. "-)
DannyBoy September 05, 2012 at 12:25 AM
What the heck is going on here? Before, it used to be incidents of shoplifting by concealing merchandise at that Stop & Shop location. Now, the criminals are more brazen and doing armed robbery! Wasn't there a cop posted at that location at the time, or do these on-duty officers only work banking hours nowadays?
Shannon September 05, 2012 at 05:20 PM
How scary has it become that they are robbing Stop and Shop. Danny what a nasty comment about the people who protect us. I am pretty sure Stop and Shop hires an officer at night I don't think the city has an officer posted there.
Bobby James September 05, 2012 at 05:31 PM
A) I believe that's a paid detail. B) This happened before the store opened for the day. C) The detail extends from open until at least 9 at night.
paul surette September 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Shannon, Stop & Shop pays for a police detail at that store. Usually on the busy says they are present, but not at 6:30 in the morning. Obviously, the robbers knew this.
DannyBoy September 05, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Thanks for the information Bobby James. My guess is this must be an inside job, the robbers must have scoped out the place beforehand. Hopefully, they get caught and punished severely, and the full details of this incident come out.
Shannon September 06, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Chris any more on this story?
jirkyrick September 06, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Can we get stop and rob to stop to stop stealing from my wallet. I don't even shop there,I go to Chelsea Market Basket and put up with the insane crowds there rather that go to Malden stop and rob, unless of course I am on the hunt for the ever elusive blue trash bag, the only reason I shop there, and yes I live in Malden , all my life
david mokal September 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Gee Gads I know whatcha talkin Bout ! Their pricin is outrageouse and not consistant with other Stop N Robs. They pray on the elders who is bussed there. I wish they would somehow tie the bags of cherries n grapes. Seen so many people with their finger clean up to the knuckle in theier nose eating the grapes and cherries. Not Talking Out Of School either Ive complained about this many times.
Anita September 09, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Can everyone write Trader Joe's about putting a store in Malden? We need another choice for healthier food. Hopefully, they don't read the Malden crime section.


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