Roslindale Man Arrested for Gas Station Robbery

About 7:30am on January 15, 2006, officers from District 5 responded to the Hess Gas station at 1779 Centre Street for an armed robbery. According to the clerk, a male suspect entered the shop, approached the counter to purchase a bag of chips and when the register drawer opened, pulled a knife and demanded money. The suspect reached over the counter and grabbed about $80.00 from the open drawer and fled the scene in a blue pick-up truck. At noon that same day, an alert officer on patrol saw the blue pick–up at the intersection of Cummins Highway and Florence Street. The suspect was inside the truck and was positively identified by the shop clerk who was brought to the scene by police. The suspect, 23-year-old Thomas Hession of Roslindale was arrested and charged with the armed robbery. A knife was recovered and Hession will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Tuesday morning.