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Boston Police Search for Suspect in Market Robbery

The suspect reportedly got away with $500

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    Police Search for Suspect in Market Robbery

    Boston police responded Sunday to Marcella's Market for a reported armed robbery.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019)

    Boston police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a market in the city's Roxbury neighborhood.

    Police received a call around 2:23 p.m. Sunday for a reported armed robbery at Marcella's Market at the corner of Highland and Marcella streets.

    Shop manager Mohammed Isteak says a man wearing all black walked into the store and proceeded to rob the place.

    Isteak says the suspect claimed to have a gun and walked away with around $500 all within a minute.

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    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

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    "This tall guy, he covered all face and hand gloves," Isteak said. "He says, 'open the register,' and my uncle he open, and he took all money."

    "I don't like that in my neighborhood," customer Rodney Fitzy said.

    Fitzy and other customers are standing with the owner and calling out the alleged crook.

    "I hope you get caught bro, whoever you are," Fitzy said. "Know what I'm saying? Cause these are good people."

    No one was hurt, and police say no weapon was shown.

    The robbery is under investigation.

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