Police pinch Perez for market robbery

Webster man arrested on multiple charges

WEBSTER — Police made an arrest this weekend, solving a month-old market robbery.

Santos Perez, 31, of 9 East Main Street 2R, was arrested on Friday, March 10, by Webster Police Sgt. Gordon D. Wentworth after investigators compiled enough evidence for an arrest warrant. Mr. Perez is accused of a Feb. 11 robbery of Gilbert’s Market on North Main Street.

According to the Webster Police Department, officers were dispatched after a reported robbery at Gilbert’s Market on Feb. 11 at approximately 7:45 p.m. Responding officers found that a male had entered the store brandishing a knife while being masked, and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash. The clerk was not hurt during the robbery, and there was no one else in the store.

Police said on Wednesday that the ensuing investigation included the compiling of evidence, as well investigating several anonymous tips that had come in during the days following the robbery. Ultimately, Detective Chris Trainor applied for, and was granted, an arrest warrant for Mr. Perez, who was charged with armed and masked robbery, larceny over $250, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Upon being arrested, Mr. Perez was held on $5,040 cash bail over the weekend. He was arraigned at Dudley District Court on Monday, March 12.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.