EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


January 8, 2013

Police seek gunman, other robbers

Gas station worker held at gunpoint, people attacked in other incidents


The woman told police she was not injured and that no weapon was shown to her. Police searched the area but were unable to find a suspect.

Later that same morning, police were dispatched to the area of High and Hancock streets about 2:45 a.m for a report of a robbery. The victim, who met police at the intersection of Washington and Varnum streets, said he was walking up High Street when he noticed a group of six men walking behind him.

The man told police he turned onto Varnum Street, where a friend of his lives, then was knocked down from behind and repeatedly kicked. The man said his wallet containing $100, a debit card and his driver’s license was taken from him. An ambulance was called to the scene, but the man refused treatment. The man told police he did not know any of his attackers. Police searched the area but did not find any suspects.

Police Deputy Chief Donald Thompson said that as of yesterday afternoon the three incident were still being investigated. He said it is unknown whether there is any connection between the three robberies.

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