Gun used in robbery of Westfield Cumberland Farms store

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An armed man with a sweatshirt covering his face robbed a Westfield convenience store late Sunday night, police say.

Westfield Police Capt. Michael McCabe told 22News that the suspect went into the Cumberland Farms store at 69 Main Street around 11:00 P.M., and showed the clerk that he had a gun. The clerk surrendered the cash drawer, which the man emptied of money before running away.

McCabe says that police are not sure where the suspect went.

At this time, he is only described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic man, about 5’8” tall and weighing about 160 lbs. McCabe said that the man’s sweatshirt had obscured his face.

Springfield Police Capt. Harry Kastrinakis told 22News that they are looking into whether there is a connection between this robbery and an attempted robbery at a Springfield convenience store about two hours later, though Capt. McCabe said that he had no information about any possible connection.

Three people were arrested for the Springfield robbery, though no names have yet been released.

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