Suspect wanted in armed robbery of Watertown convenience store

WATERTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) — Police are looking for the armed robber who held up a convenience store in Watertown.

The robbery happened at the Victoria Spa convenience store on Mount Auburn Street late Tuesday night. Police said the suspect was armed with a knife and held it to the cashier’s throat as he demanded money. The suspect grabbed cash from the register before taking off.

Israel Martinez, who works at a restaurant across the street, said he first saw the suspect try to rob a nearby liquor store but found the doors were locked.

The suspect was described as a white man with a medium to large build between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall. The suspect was last seen wearing light-colored jeans, a hooded sweatshirt and a light-colored jacket. He was wearing heavy gloves.

Police said the suspect fled the area in a blue Nissan Altima with rust on the rear. Police said the car had two other people inside.

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