Fall River Police search for armed robbery suspect

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Police in Fall River have asked the public for their help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Police said at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer responded to Ruby’s Convenience Store on Bay Street for a report of an armed robbery.

At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a black Nike jacket with gray sweatpants, a gray hoodie, a black mask and blue/white running sneakers.

According to police, the suspect demanded money and displayed a note that said “I have a bomb now.”

In a Facebook post, police described the suspect as a white man with a “husky build”, approximately 5’6 in height.

Authorities said the suspect was later chased away by the store clerk, who saw him walk north on Bay Street.

Fall River police said a similar situation happened a few days prior in Somerset, Massachusetts.

Police in Somerset investigated a similar armed robbery, where a suspect produced a similar note.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Larry Ferreira at (508)-676-8511 ext. 257.

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