Juvenile arrested for armed robbery

Jan 21, 2020

A juvenile robbed Cape Cod Gas at knife point on Saturday afternoon, according to Wareham Police.

At about 5:03 p.m., the boy entered the store, located on Cranberry Highway, with a bandana over his face and armed with a knife, demanding cash and cigarettes.

The attendant scuffled with the boy, and the knife and cigarettes fell to the ground and the boy ran away.

Sergeant Herbert Noble responded, leading a team of officers who set up a perimeter. Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff Alex Thomas responded with K-9 Lambert, who tracked the robber with assistance from Wareham Officer Charles Pillsbury.

Officer Christopher Corner developed information about the suspect’s identity and current location.

Detective Bryan Whalen, Sergeant Noble, and Officers James White and Blaise Lalli quickly responded to the area and soon had a male juvenile under arrest. 

The boy was charged with armed robbery while masked and assault with a dangerous weapon, and was held before his scheduled court appearance on Tuesday.

While officers were responding to the robbery, police received a report of a suicidal man, potentially armed with a gun, near Cranberry Highway and Tihonet Road. Marion officers Edward Johnson and Kris Smith responded on mutual aid and checked the area, and determined that the call was “unfounded.”