Man Arrested in Worcester After Committing 5 Unarmed Robberies

Friday, July 27, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Worcester police arrested a man involved in five unarmed robberies over a two day period.

Brander Blackwell, 32, of 12 Knew Street, Ashburnham was arrested and charged with 5 counts of larceny from a person.

The Incident

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Worcester Police Detective Bureau were in the Main South area looking for a man that had been involved in several recent unarmed robberies that occurred in the last day. The suspect had been identified as Blackwell.

During the recent unarmed robberies, Blackwell’s actions were captured on security cameras. Investigators were able to obtain the footage of the incidents and quickly realized that the same male had been committing the offenses. A picture of Blackwell was sent out department-wide e-mail. One of the officers working in the Main South area identified Blackwell.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., Blackwell was spotted walking north on Main Street between Allen and Benefit Streets. Detectives saw Blackwell entering Main South Liquors located at 817 Main Street. Detectives entered the store and placed Blackwell under arrest.

Blackwell was linked to the following incidents:

  • 07/25/2018 at 12:25 AM, 7-11 Mini Mart, located at 507 Main Street, suspect took approximately $280.00 worth of scratch tickets.
  • 07/25/2018 at 3:55 PM, Webster Square Package Store, located at 1014 Main Street, suspect took lottery tickets (unknown amount).
  • 07/24/2018 at 9:00 PM, Price Chopper, located at 50 Cambridge Street, suspect took purse from shopping carriage.
  • 07/24/2018, at 9:23 PM, 7-11 Mini Mart, located at 973 Main Street, suspect took $150.00 worth of scratch tickets.
  • 07/24/2018, at 9:50 PM, Price Chopper, located at 50 Cambridge Street, suspect took another purse from shopping carriage.
  • Mr. Blackwell will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Thursday, July 26, 2018. There were no injuries reported during these incidents.


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