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North Reading Tedeschi Robbed Again at Knifepoint

According to police, the same suspect involved in a November robbery may have been the man who held up the store early Sunday morning.

State and local police searched the area around Tedeschi's Food Store after an overnight robbery that officers believe may be linked to a previous incident at the store.

North Reading police received a call that the store had been held up at knifepoint at about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday. The involved party fled on foot and was believed to have left the area in a green colored sedan, possibly a Honda, before cruisers arrived.

According to public safety transmissions, the suspect displayed a knife with a green handle before he left toward the rear of the store. K-9 units were called in from State Police, but officers were unable to locate the party.

North Reading Police Lieutenant Tom Romeo said the suspect is possibly the same person from a previous armed robbery that took place at the end of November. He was described as a white male with a black hood over a mask with a blue top and jeans.

"The investigation is in its infancy, but it does appear it potentially may have been related to a previous robbery at this location," said Romeo, who added that the man left with an undetermined amount of cash.

On Sunday, November 25, a robbery occurred just before 11 p.m. Police said at the time that an undisclosed amount of money was taken by the robber, who was described as a tall man, approximately six feet tall with a large frame and wide shoulders.

Though two employees were inside the store during the most recent incident, Romeo said that no one suffered injuries during the robbery.

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Richard W. Kendall December 17, 2012 at 07:28 AM
I certainly hope that Tedeschi's management has invested in digital cameras in and outside of the store. The initial outlay of money for the cameras, monitors, and installation costs can be expensive. However, should someone get hurt or killed in the next robbery; enhanced and up to date digital technology can greatly assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the suspect(s). Attorney Richard W. Kendall North Reading
Randi DeLoreto December 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM
They can buy a trail camera at Walmart pretty cheap...something is better than nothing.

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