SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man who robbed a food cart at gunpoint Friday afternoon apologized to the woman running the cart before getting away with cash, Springfield Police say. According to Police Sgt. John Delaney, the armed hold-up happened around 1:10 Monday afternoon at White Street and Belmont Avenue.
Delaney says that the suspect walked up to the cart and asked the victim for an orange juice. He then pulled out what looked to be a black semi-automatic pistol, and demanded money. The woman surrendered some cash, and the robber told her not to call the police. He then said “I’m sorry” to her before running away. After he left, she did call the police.
The suspect is described as a white man between 30 and 40 years old. He has dirty blonde hair and is about 5’9” tall and 190 lbs. He was wearing a greenish-brown shirt and a black baseball cap at the time of the robbery. According to Delaney, the victim says she sensed something was wrong with the suspect, and suspected he was drunk or on drugs.
If you have any information, you are asked to call Springfield Police Detectives at (413) 787-6355, or you can anonymously text a tip.