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Elderly Man Fights Off Would-Be Carjacker In Convenience Store Parking Lot

Oct 08, 2018 02:33PM

Jacob Strow

Atty. Paul King

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

On October 7, 2018 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Jacob M. Strow, 21, of 9 Allston Ave, Wilmington, MA for armed carjacking, armed assault with intent to rob a person over 60 years of age, assault and battery on a person over 60 years of age and attempt to commit a crime, to wit: armed robbery while being masked.      

Tewksbury Police responded to the 7-Eleven, located at 2280 Main St., at 10:06 PM for a report of a robbery in the parking lot.  When officers arrived the suspect had fled the area.  It was learned that a man in his 60’s was sitting in his vehicle when he was approached by the suspect, who pointed a handgun at him, attempted to rob him and steal his vehicle.  A fight ensured between the suspect and the victim.  A passerby stopped to help the victim, which caused the suspect to flee on foot.    

With the assistance from the Wilmington Police, Strow was located a short distance away.  Evidence was recovered, including a pellet handgun that resembled a firearm.  Strow was placed into custody and transported to Tewksbury Police Headquarters.  

Strow is due to be arraigned at Lowell District Court on October 9, 2018.  

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 tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov . 

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