Two Men Robbed While Playing Pokemon Go Game
Worcester police responded to call of an armed robbery on Wednesday at around 7:30pm. Upon the officers arrival they met with two male victims, 22 and 25-years-old. According to the 25-year-old victim, he and his friend were sitting in his car when they were approached by two males and robbed at gunpoint.
The victim stated that he and a friend were playing the new Pokemon Go game and ended up on Stockholm Street as the game progressed. While at the intersection of Stockholm and Cornhill Streets the victim observed a vehicle drive past them on several occasions. The suspect vehicle, a silver/grey sedan, parked a short distance from them. Two males approached the victim’s vehicle; the first male approached the passenger side window, reached inside and took the keys out of the ignition. The other suspect approached the driver’s side, produced a gun, pointed it at the driver and demanded his “stuff.” The 25-year-old victim handed the suspect his Ruger 9mm handgun and cash. After taking the weapon the suspect struck the victim in the head with the handle of the gun (pistol whipped). The victim suffered a small cut on his head. Worcester EMS responded to the scene and treated his wound.
The 22-year-old victim stated that his wallet, cash and his car keys were taken from one of the suspects. The second victim was unhurt during this incident.
The suspects were described as two black males. The first suspect is approximately 5’8”, mid 20’s, clean shaven and wearing a grey shirt.
The second suspect is approximately 5’6” and wearing a black shirt. No further description provided.
Members of the WPD Detective Bureau arrived at the scene and interviewed the victim’s. Officers at the scene broadcasted the suspect information city wide and to several surrounding towns.
If anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.