Methuen Police Look for the Variety Store Bandit Ask for Help from Public



By: Tom Duggan, 9-1-14

Methuen Police are looking for a man they say has robbed several convenience stores on Merrimack Street in Methuen including Vinny’s Liquors, Pleasant Valley Superette and the Rt. 110 Convenience Store. 

According to video obtained by The Valley Patriot the robber has an accomplice getaway driver who parks outside the stores while he enters the stores wearing a mask and hoodie, wielding a large knife that one witness described as “about 8″ to 10″s long with a silver handle.”

knifewMethuen Police Chief Joe Solomon says that they are looking for a black SUV driven by two occupants and ask that the public carefully examine the videos and photos posted in the hopes that someone recognizes the robbers, the vehicle or the writing on the robber’s hoodie. 

Police descriptionMale suspect:
Light skinned – White

Approximately 25 to 30 years of age
Approximately 6’0″ Thin build
Little or no facial hair
Black hair
Wearing: Black shirt, jeans (unknown color) Sneakers (unknown color)

Female suspect:
Dark skinned – Black
Approximately 20’s
Black hair
Wearing: Red and cream colored dress


A Police Report was released on the Robbery at Pleasant Valley Superette

On Tuesday August 26, 2014 I, (Officer Joseph Rynne Jr.) was assigned to patrol the Merrimack St area of Methuen in marked cruiser 728 from 16:30 to 00:30 on Platoon IV.

At approximately 21:05 Officer Tom Torrisi and I were dispatched to 298
Merrimack St, Pleasant Valley Superette, for report of an armed robbery by knife.

The caller informed dispatch the suspect was a male dressed in all black and fled in a black vehicle.

Upon my arrival with Officer Torrisi, Lt. Michael Wnek was already on scene. The clerk, later identified as: [name withheld], was shaken up and upset was present with her father, [name withheld], stated she was the only one working in the store when the store had just gotten robbed. She stated that it involved a male and a female and the male was the only one that came into the store and had robbed her at knife point. She stated the female waited outside and was driving a black car, unknown make or model, and fled north on Route 110


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