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Police looking to identify person of interest after Shell Gas station held up

LITTLETON, Mass. — Police in Littleton are looking to identify a person of interest in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station last week.

The Shell Gas station on King Street was held up on March 12 by at least three people. Police posted photos of a woman they hope to identify as part of the investigation.

Clerk Jessie Cooper said said one of the robbers put a gun to his forehead.

“I could feel the cold steel,” he said. “I just basically let them take what they wanted. All I am thinking of here is ‘Do what you are going to do and leave because I don’t want to get shot.’”

“It is very unusual to have a team of three armed men hold up a gas station,” Deputy Police Chief Mathew King said.

“They had hoods tied up really tight so you couldn’t see,” Cooper said.

Police believe the robbers could be the same team involved in a series of similar robberies in the area.

“There was a lot of yelling, but it seemed this wasn’t new. All the time they knew what they were doing,” Cooper said.

Several hundred dollars were taken.

Cooper, who was back on the job Thursday, said he was not hurt, but had trouble sleeping after the robbery.


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