Convenience store robber strikes again, holding up store in Cambridge

The man Cambridge police suspect has robbed at least 22 convenience stores since February struck again at another store Monday night, getting away with about $100 after brandishing a gun, police said.

The man approached the counter of the convenience store on the 1300 block of Cambridge Street at 9:05 p.m. The suspect lifted his sweatshirt to expose the black handle of a gun, police said.

The suspect said to the employee behind the counter, “give me everything you got and open up the register,” according to a police report. The suspect and employee got into a short argument over the register, the report said.

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The employee told the suspect that the register can only be opened if someone makes a purchase, and requested to see the gun again. The suspect declined to reveal the weapon and kept demanding money. The employee handed over cash, and the robber exited the store at 9:06 p.m. heading toward Hampshire Street, the report said.

The suspect is alleged to have robbed stores, many at gunpoint, in Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Lynn, said a statement from Cambridge police. No one has been injured in any of the robberies.

In each incident, the suspect, a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a husky build and thin mustache, has worn a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and black sunglasses, police said.

Before Monday’s incident, the most recent robbery was at an Everett convenience store Oct. 31, police said.

Police ask anyone with information on the suspect to call Cambridge police at 617-349-3300 or their local police departments.