Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Media Contact: Captain Kristopher McCarthy
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Investigating Armed Robbery
METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga and Police Chief Joseph Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department is investigating an armed robbery.
On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 9:52 p.m., Methuen Police were dispatched to Oscar’s Liquors, located at 441 Prospect St. for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, officers were informed that three men had walked in the store demanding money. One of the suspects brandished a black handgun during the robbery.
The suspects fled down Prospect St. toward Ferry Street and the Lawrence city line with an undetermined amount of cash from the store. No injuries were reported.
Methuen Police are seeking three suspects:
- Suspect One is described as approximately 6’2″ and was seen wearing a black winter jacket and maroon sweatpants. He was carrying a black handgun.
- Suspect Two is described as 5’10” and was seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and black Puma brand sweatpants with blue sneakers.
- Suspect Three is described as 5’11” and was seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
All three suspects wore masks during the robbery.
“I encourage anyone who may have any information on this brazen robbery to contact the Methuen Police Department,” Mayor Jajuga said. “You are our eyes and ears, and you help our police keep the community safe.”
“We are actively investigating this incident, which could have ended much worse, given the presence of a handgun,” Chief Solomon said. “I echo our mayor in asking any resident who may have seen something suspicious to call the Methuen Police Department right away.”
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects or with any other information on this incident is asked to call the Methuen Police Department at 978-983-8698.