Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response Leads to Arrest of Armed Suspect During Convenience Store Robbery in Roslindale


At about 6:50 PM on Saturday, July 22, 2017, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to  a call for an armed robbery in progress at the R&R Convenience Store located at 4355 Washington Street in Roslindale. Officers quickly arrived on scene and were aware that the suspect, later identified as Michael Hernandez, 25, of Roslindale, was still inside the store as they made entry. Upon seeing the officers coming through the front door, the suspect immediately turned and ran towards the rear of the building while clutching at the waist band area of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect into a darkened storage area at which time the suspect began to turn back towards the officers while pulling a silver firearm from the left side of his pants. The officers charged the suspect who dropped the gun as he was being taken into custody. Officers then recovered a .380 caliber Pietro Beretta handgun with a high capacity magazine and an obliterated serial number. Officers also recovered cash from the suspect which was turned in as evidence. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Armed Robbery.