Love social media or hate it, it is a valuable tool used by Police to help identify criminals or add additional information to help put the bad guys behind bars.  The latest post by the Pittsfield Police Department to their Facebook page asks for the public's help for information on a robbery suspect that held up the XtraMart on Merrill Road in Pittsfield by gunpoint last Friday.


Police also warn store employees to be on the lookout for individuals hanging around businesses waiting for an opportunity to strike.

Below is the post by the Pittsfield Police.  If you have any information about this robbery you are asked to contact the Police  Contact numbers are listed within the their post.

Remember...If you see something, say something.

Members of the Pittsfield Police Department are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred on Friday 6/26/2020. At approximately 11:00pm that night a masked man entered the XtraMart convenience store located at 420 Merrill Road in Pittsfield. He brandished a gun and demanded cash. The victim described the suspect as possibly being a six foot tall Hispanic male. He was wearing a full ski mask, green hoody, black pants, and black sneakers with white accents. A surveillance photo is included with this post. The quality is not optimal but we hope to release clearer images soon. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Matos at 413-448-9700 x576. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706 or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411). Please refrain from comments in the post.

Additionally, we would ask that store employees throughout Pittsfield pay special attention to individuals who appear to be loitering around their businesses. Some robbery and larceny suspects have been to known to “hang out” at a target location waiting for the opportune time to commit their crime.

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