With Halloween only a few days away, reports of costumed criminals in the area appear to be on the rise.
Police in Haverhill, Massachusetts, said a man with a gun who was wearing a white Halloween skull mask robbed a Tedeschi Food Shop in Dudley Plaza on Saturday. The man reportedly made off with cash and cigarettes.
A day later, a woman wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested for operating under the influence in Gorham, Maine.
Then on Monday, a robber dressed in a Spider-Man mask robbed a Big Apple Store in Auburn, Maine at knifepoint. The man demanded money from the clerk, and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount fo cash.