On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at approximately 7:20 pm, officers of the Wareham Police Department responded to Stop & Shop in the Cranberry Plaza regarding a reported armed robbery incident at the Customer Service Desk. According to the reporting party, a male demanded money from the Stop & Shop employee while indicating that he was in possession of a gun, although a weapon was never actually shown during the incident. The suspect received an undetermined amount of cash and left the Cranberry Plaza in a light colored SUV type vehicle. An area search for the suspect was conducted with negative results.
The suspect in this incident was described as a white male, approximately 50 years of age with a heavy build, wearing a black shirt or jacket, a baseball cap, and sunglasses. Witnesses stated the suspect may have been intoxicated, due to his observed unsteady gait.
The Wareham Police Department Detective Division is conducting the investigation of the armed robbery incident. Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Detective Division at (508) 295-1206, the anonymous tip line at (508) 291-2300, or by using the anonymous Text-A-Tip program, which can be accessed at www.warehampolice.com.