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Tewksbury Carjacking Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Jan 10, 2019 10:36PM ● By Lisa Redmond

Tewksbury Police Department.

Atty. Paul King

 WOBURN -- A 21-year-old Wilmington man accused of pointing a gun at a man's head during an attempted carjacking outside 7-Eleven in Tewksbury in October pleaded not guilty in superior court on Wednesday to charges, including armed carjacking.

In Middlesex Superior Court, Jacob Matthew Strow, 21, of 9 Allston Ave., Wilmington had his bail set at $2,500 cash after pleading not guilty to charges of armed carjacking, armed assault to rob someone over 60 and assault and battery on someone over 60/disabled.

If Strow posts bail, Assistant Clerk Magistrate Matthew Day ordered that Strow is to wear a GPS monitoring device with a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and reside with his father. Strow was ordered to stay away and have not contact with the victim, identifies as a man in his 60s.

Strow’s next court date is a scheduling conference on Feb. 5.

According to Tewksbury police, shortly after 10 p.m. on Oct. 7, a masked man approached the victim, who was sitting in his car outside the 7-Eleven at 2280 Main St. in Tewksbury. The masked man pointed a gun at the victim in attempt to rob him and steal his car, according to police.

Instead, the victim struggled with the would-be robber, police said. A passerby stopped to help the victim, which led to the suspect fleeing on foot. Tewksbury and Wilmington police conducted a search of the area and found Strow a short distance away, according to police.

Police recovered a pellet gun that resembled a real handgun.

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