On Monday, Jan. 25, police arrested Patrick Sheerin, 28, on five counts of armed robbery, police said.
The robberies took place in Lenox and Pittsfield starting on Sunday, Jan. 24, around 7 p.m. and going into Monday. The first three stores were robbed in a span of 25 minutes.
Sheerin is being charged with armed robbery even though a weapon was never seen on Sheerin. He allegedly threatened convenience store clerks, telling them he had a weapon, police said.
Here’s a list of the stores that were allegedly robbed by Sheerin going in order from when the first robbery was reported:
- Lipton Mart on South Street, Pittsfield;
- Lipton Mart on Pittsfield Road in Lenox;
- Palmer’s Variety on Elm Street in Pittsfield;
- Cumberland Farms on Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield;
- Convenience Plus on Dalton Avenue.
On Monday, Jan. 25, Pittsfield Police released a screenshot, allegedly of Sheerin, taken by one of the store’s security cameras. Sheerin was arrested soon thereafter, police said.
An investigation is ongoing.
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