MALDEN (CBS) — Police were able to arrest a suspect Tuesday afternoon less than 20 minutes after they say he robbed a convenience store in Malden–because, they say, they saw him running out of the store wearing a mask.
Robert Belliveau, 35, of Revere, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery. He was expected to be arraigned in Malden District Court on Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Headstones Toppled And Cracked At Historic Gloucester Cemetery
Malden Police said they saw the suspect running from the 7-Eleven on Eastern Avenue around 1 p.m., and that he matched the description of a suspect in a rash of similar robberies in the area.
Two officers chased the man to his car, which was around the corner on Waite Street, and he led them on a brief chase to the Malden-Revere city line. He was pulled over and arrested on Beach Street in Linden Square.READ MORE: Southwest Airlines System Problem Disrupts Flights; FAA Issues Temporary Nationwide Ground Stop
No injuries were reported during the chase, though two police cruisers and the suspect’s vehicle were damaged.
Police said the same 7-Eleven was robbed a week ago by a suspect who also fled to a vehicle on Waite Street.MORE NEWS: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
The incident remains under investigation.