Police search for armed robbery suspect
Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who threatened to shoot a Walgreens clerk in the face if she didn’t give him money from the register.
According to police, detectives responded to an armed robbery in progress at the Walgreens at 550 Adams St. at 10:01 Tuesday night.
According to the clerk, a Hispanic man, 5’5”, in his early 20s, wearing jeans and a grey hoodie, approached her and asked for cigarettes. When the clerk asked for the man's ID, he reportedly said, “I’d appreciate it if you’d open the [cash] drawer and give me all your money.”
The clerk said she thought it was a joke until she looked down and saw an outline of what appeared to be a gun in his pocket.
While complying with the man’s request, the clerk heard the item in the pocket make a thud sound as if it had some weight to it.
The man left after taking all of the money. Police are continuing to look for the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Quincy Police.
Police make arrest in break-in incidents
Police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of breaking into numerous Quincy establishments, after police allegedly matched the man’s description with a video of the latest break-in.
According to police, the suspect broke into the Prime Gas station on Sunday a 6:45 p.m.
A man with a similar description had broken into Beal Street News on Dec. 16, Dec. 21, and Jan. 3. Video from the scenes showed the suspect.
After identifying who the man might be, police obtained a search warrant for his home, where police said they found clothes that matched the clothes worn by the suspect in the gas station break-in.
Police also found cartons of cigarettes and rolls of coins that police believed were taken from Beal Street News.
As a result, James Miller, 42, from Quincy was charged with three counts breaking and entering Beal Street News, malicious damage to property for breaking a window in the establishment, and breaking and entering in the nighttime, felony, for the incident at Prime Gas.
Quincy fire under investigation
Quincy police are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred at 97 Doane St. at 5:09 a.m. this morning.
According to police, fire officials were notified of the fire at 5:10 a.m. and arrived on scene at 5:13 a.m.
Police believe the fire was started in a mattress, though no foul play is suspected. No one was injured in the fire, and all four occupants – two children and their parents – got out safely.
Quincy Housing Authority is inspecting the cause of the fire. Fire officials returned back to their quarters by 6:47 a.m.