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May 8, 2014

Man charged with using gun in daytimecity robbery

A second man is being sought in a robbery of a pedestrian in the Mt. Washington neighborhood.

HAVERHILL — Police arrested one of two men wanted in connection with last week’s armed robbery of a man who was walking in the Mount Washington neighborhood.

Police charged Michael Walsh, 21, of 3 Chick Ave., with armed robbery and conspiracy to rob. Police arrested Walsh on Monday at 10 a.m. at 10 Marble St. as a result of an investigation into the incident. Police are seeking a second suspect and are asking the public’s help in identifying the man.

The robbery is the latest in a series of street crimes in Mount Washington, including a stabbing and shooting, which have local police scrambling and getting help from state police and federal marshals.

Walsh was scheduled to be arraigned yesterday in Haverhill District Court. Results of that arraignment were unavailable in time for this story.

Investigators said that on April 28 just after 5 p.m., the 34-year-old victim was walking along Chick Avenue and was on his way to meet another man in the Marble Street area when he was approached by two men, one of whom showed a handgun.

Police said the victim handed over his phone, backpack and wallet, which contained about $80 in cash along with personal papers and credit cards.

Chick Avenue is off Washington Street.

Police said one of the robbers was 25 to 35 years old, about 6-feet 2-inches tall and thinly built, with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye and dressed in a jean hoodie and shorts.

Police said the man who showed the gun was 6 feet tall with a reddish brown beard and dressed in a gray hoodie and gray pants.

Anyone with information about last week’s armed robbery is asked to contact police at 978-373-1212. You can also leave a message on the police anonymous tip line by dialing 978-373-1212 and following the prompts.

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