William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Randolph Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash after Armed Robbery
This is breaking news. Additional information will be provided when it is available. Media should stage at the Randolph Police Department, 41 South Main St.
RANDOLPH — Commander John Hamelburg reports that the Randolph Police Department is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that is believed to be connected to an armed robbery that occurred earlier Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 3 p.m., a suspect walked into Super Mart, located at 1151 North Main St., armed with a sawed-off shotgun and demanding money from the clerk. During the robbery, the suspect fired the shotgun into the floor of the store. No one was injured, and the store clerk was the only other person in the store at the time of the incident. The suspect escaped by vehicle with a quantity of cash.
Randolph Police broadcast a description of the suspect and of a blue 2009 Pontiac G6 sedan. Shortly afterward, the Holbrook Police Department located a vehicle matching the description given over the air being driven by a man matching the description given of the robbery suspect.
Holbrook Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled, leading police on a pursuit from Holbrook and eventually back into Randolph. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the pursuit ended when the suspect crashed head-on into another vehicle near 306 Union St.
The suspect sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
The male driver of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
This is a breaking news update. This situation is being actively investigated by the Randolph Police Department and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office has been requested to the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.