Saturday, July 13, 2024


A Somerville man has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of two Cambridge convenience stores this week.

The Cambridge Police Department, Boston Police Department and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested Richard Perry, 41, of 25 Bowdoin St., Somerville, late Friday on multiple warrants, said Jeremy Warnick, director of communications and media relations for Cambridge police.

On Tuesday, a Cambridge Street convenience store was robbed of more than $700 by a man who walked behind the counter with a gun and ordered the cashier to put money in a plastic bag he was carrying. One day later, a robber walked up to the counter of a Walden Street convenience store and fled after the cashier handed over more than $100. Perry is believed to be the robber in both cases, a Saturday press release from Warnick said.

In addition to two warrants out of Cambridge District Court, Perry was charged on warrants out of Taunton District Court.

He was arrested in Jamaica Plain, where he was apprehended by Cambridge police detectives with the help of Boston Police and the U.S. Marshals Service.

This post was written from a press release.