Arrests made in masked, armed robbery

Tameeka Zevers-Crews of West Springfield is one of two people charged in connection with a robbery of a food store on Allen Street in Springfield. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP)-In Springfield, Monday night into Tuesday morning,  there were two armed robberies, one armed home invasion, and one attempted armed robbery.

Two people have been arrested for at least one of those robberies.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News two officers were patrolling the Forest Park area when a store clerk flagged them down saying he had just been robbed by a masked person with a gun.

It happened at the Spring Valley Foods market on Allen St. in Springfield.

Police officers chased a car that was parked on Kimberly Ave., because police said, the robber jumped in the car to try and get away down West Alvord St.

The car chase ended with the two people in the car getting out and running on Sumner Ave.  Both suspects were caught and arrested.

One was the driver of the car,  43-year-old Tameeka Zuvers-Crews from West Springfield.  The other was a 17-year-old, police are calling the masked robber.  That person’s identity is not being released because he or she is a juvenile.

Officers also found a loaded .357 magnum with those two suspects.

In the other incidents from Monday night, Springfield Police are still looking for two men responsible for a robbery with a hand gun on Canon Circle around 8 o’clock, as well as two masked men who robbed a home on Garcia Street.

Springfield Police Captain Harry Kastrinakis told 22News Tuesday morning, that there was an attempted armed robbery at the Pride gas station on Columbus Avenue.  It happened sometime after 5 o’clock Tuesday morning.

Capt. Kastrinakis said a man implied he had a weapon but did not end up stealing anything.  Police are still searching for the suspect.

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