Police nab Worcester armed robbery suspect

A man accused of robbing a bakery at gunpoint in Worcester on Thursday was arrested after leading officers on a foot chase, officials said.

Officers responding to a reported armed robbery at Broadway Bakery on Water Street around 7:45 p.m spoke with witnesses who said a man had just entered the bakery, brandished a gun, and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot, according to Worcester police.

Moments later, officers patrolling the area said they noticed a man walking “awkwardly as if he had something heavy in his waistband” who matched the description provided by witnesses.

When police tried to approach the man he took off on foot leading them on a chase from Madison to Gold Street.

The suspect, who was arrested after a brief foot chase, was identified as 27-year-old Jeffery Harnoise, of Barre.

Harnoise is set to be arraigned in Worcester District Court on several charges including assault with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery while masked, and resisting arrest.

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