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Pizza Shop Employee Allegedly Robs Owner Of Cash

Dec 20, 2017 08:11PM ● By Bill Gilman

James Pierce is charged with robbing his boss at Villa Roma.

Atty. Paul King

 (Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

On Dec. 17, the Tewksbury Police Department arrested James Pierce, 40, of 875 Main St., Wilmington, for an unarmed robbery.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to Villa Roma Pizza, located at 1555 Main St., for a report of an unarmed robbery that took place inside of the establishment.

An investigation was conducted and it revealed that Pierce, an employee at the establishment, forcibly took money from the owner of the establishment’s possession by physically forcing the owner to the ground after an argument.  The owner sustained minor injuries.  

Pierce was arraigned at Lowell District Court on Monday, Dec. 18, for unarmed robbery. 

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to  

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