Suspect sought in armed robbery of Pittsfield convenience store


PITTSFIELD — Police are offering a potential cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the recent armed robbery of a city business — the latest in a string of similar crimes.

A man entered the Elm Street Getty convenience store about 5:54 p.m. Dec. 23 and demanded cash, according to Pittsfield Police.

The suspect, described as a white male, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a thin build, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with his face covered from the nose down, showed the clerk a black handgun tucked into his waistband, police said.

He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, which police described as a relatively small amount.

Dalton Police assisted by providing a search dog, but the suspect's trail went cold due to the wet and rainy conditions that evening, police said.

This robbery is at least the fifth in the city since Nov. 23, including a knifepoint holdup of Angelina's sandwich shop on West Housatonic Street; a gunpoint robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Parker Street on Dec. 4; a gunpoint robbery of the Gulf station on Wahconah Street on Dec. 8, and the unarmed robbery of Zuke's Soups on Dec. 10.

The suspect in the Zuke's robbery, Ivy Rogers, 30, pleaded not guilty to a charge of larceny from a person at her Dec. 16 arraignment in Central Berkshire District Court and was ordered held on $500 bail.

Anyone with information regarding any of the robberies is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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