Boston Police Arrest Suspect for Dorchester Convenience Store Armed Robbery
At about 9:35am, on Thursday, November 15, 2012 , officers from the Drug Unit while participating in “OPERATION HALLOWEEN” were in the area of Columbia Road and East Cottage Street, Dorchester, when they observed a white male in a black and white jacket, blue jeans running from the parking lot of the Tedeschi Convenience Store. Officers observed the suspect was being chased by two other males, one had what appeared to be a phone in his possession.
The officers exited their motor vehicle and waited until the individual being chased approached their position. Once in contact with the male suspect officers identified themselves to conduct a threshold inquiry.
At that time, officers noticed the white male suspect holding money in his right hand and a firearm in his left jacket pocket. Officers then received information from a police dispatcher that an armed robbery had just occurred in the area. As the dispatcher relayed the message, the suspect Gary Accomando, 58 blurted out “ I did the robbery, but the gun is not real”. Officers retrieved what appeared to be a silver colored firearm from the male suspect’s left jacket pocket.
Witnesses positively identified the white male suspect as the individual who had just robbed the store and identified him as the same suspect who had previously robbed the store earlier in the week.
Gary Accomando, 58, of Dorchester was arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.