RANDOLPH (CBS) – An armed robbery suspect died after a police chase ended in a crash in Randolph Wednesday afternoon.

Police say it started when the thief fired a sawed-off shotgun during a robbery at a market on North Main Street at about 3 p.m. The suspect fired the shotgun into the floor of the store and it ricocheted into a glass door. The clerk was the only other person in the store and was not injured. The suspect escaped in a car with an unknown amount of cash.

The clerk says he wasn’t afraid when the 37-year-old man came storming into his story demanding cash. “I no scared,” Baldev Patel said. “I no scared, I experienced too much.”

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Randolph store clerk Baldev Patel (WBZ-TV)

The pursuit started in Holbrook after officers attempted to stop a vehicle matching a description broadcast by Randolph Police. The suspect then crashed head-on into another car on Union Street back in Randolph.

The suspect, who has not been identified, suffered serious injuries and later died.

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A suspected armed robber crashed into another car after a police chase in Randolph (WBZ-TV)

The man driving the other vehicle suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph Police Department at 781-963-1212.


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