Arrest made after 2 Chicopee convenience store robberies

The stores were robbed within 6 hours on Monday

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The suspect in the January 16 armed robbery at the Stop and Go Mart on Prospect Street in Chicopee is seen here. Chicopee Police say the same man is believed to have robbed the Honeyland Farms store on Montgomery St. earlier in the day. Image Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee Police have arrested a suspect that they believe was the same man who robbed two different convenience stores in the city on Monday.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News police were called to the Honeyland Farms store at 1296 Montgomery Street shortly after 9:30 a.m. The clerk told police that the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, stole merchandise and then ran out of the store toward the train tracks.

Then, shortly before 3:00 p.m., Wilk said a man carrying a black handgun stole merchandise from the Stop and Go Mart at 643 Prospect Street. The suspect then ran off in the direction of the Cumberland Farms store.

Wilk said that police believe that the suspect in both cases is the same man. The suspect in the Honeyland Farms robbery was described as a clean-shaven white man, believed to be in his 20’s, and wearing a jacket and sunglasses at the time; and the suspect in the Stop and Go Mart robbery was described as a white man, about 6’ tall, and wearing a “bluish” hooded sweatshirt and glasses.

The suspect arrested Monday evening was brought to the Chicopee Police Department for booking. Wilk said more information on the suspect will be available after the investigation.

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