METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon and Mayor James Jajuga report that the Methuen Police Department is actively investigating an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store.
At approximately 8:55 p.m. yesterday, Methuen Police were dispatched to the Methuen Mart, 49 Jackson St., for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers initiated an on-scene investigation and learned that a male suspect entered the store and displayed a black handgun.
The suspect allegedly held the weapon to the clerk’s head and led him around the store before fleeing. The clerk was not injured, and nothing was taken from the store.
Officers subsequently conducted a canvass of the area with the assistance of a K-9, which indicated that the suspect fled in the direction of Swan and Curtis Streets. However, officers were unable to locate the man.
The suspect was wearing a dark blue winter jacket, a white or gray mask and blue gloves.
Methuen Police are continuing to actively investigate this incident, and anyone who believes they may have information about the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call 978-983-8698.