Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Police Arrest Gloved Thief for Robbing a Convenience Store in South Boston


At about 10:54 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2014, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of 628 E. 5th Street (Cumberland Farms) in South Boston.

On arrival, officers approached were met by the victim who stated that he had just been robbed at knife point. The victim described the suspect as a masked white male in his early twenties, dressed in all black, 5’09” tall, 160 lbs in weight. The victim stated that as he was closing down the store, the suspect walked in, came around the counter and threatened the victim with a knife. The suspect ordered the victim to the ground and started to steal money from the cash safe. After stealing from cash safe, the suspect then attempted to open the touch screen cash register, but was unable to do so due to the fact that he was wearing gloves. The suspect then demanded the victim to open the cash register, to which the victim complied. The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of US Currency.

When detectives responded to the scene and began to conduct an investigation, they were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect which enabled them to ascertain his identity.

Three days later, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, officers located and arrested the suspect at his South Boston residence.

Arrested was Peter Farrell, 22, of South Boston. Farrell is charged with Armed Robbery, Assault and Battery with Injuries, and Shoplifting.