5 Robberies in 24 Hours; PPD Asks for Public’s Help
According to a press release from the Pittsfield Police Department, since yesterday afternoon, law enforcement agencies in Pittsfield and Lenox have responded to five separate robberies at five local convenience stores.
At this time the robberies are believed to have been perpetrated by the same individual. He has been described as a white male, tall and slender. The suspect has threatened that he is in possession of a weapon, though none has been shown, and he has demanded cash from the businesses. The robberies have occurred at different hours of the day and night.
Unconfirmed reports say that the list of stores included, the Mobile on the corner of Dalton Ave and Benedict, Cumby's on Dalton Ave., Palmers on Elm St, the Mobile on South St. along with the Mobile on Route 7 in Lenox. Pittsfield Police have not confirmed any of these locations at this time.
As a result of these incidents, The Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) is increasing patrols at this time. PPD is asking all area business owners and employees to be aware of any suspicious individuals inside or around their businesses. If your business is equipped with a video surveillance system or alarm, please ensure that they are operational. Please report any suspicious activity to the PPD immediately at 413-448-9700 or 911 if it is an emergency. More information regarding these incidents will be released at a later time.
PHOTOS of the robbery suspect. Pittsfield Police have recovered the pictured HAT, GLASSES, and MASK. Assume that different face coverings are now being worn.
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