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Police are reportedly looking for a black male who robbed the Norwood News Convenient Store with a knife Thursday evening.

UPDATE: 9:51 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14

The following is a statement issued from the Norwood Police Department:

Norwood Police responded to an armed robbery last evening around 7:15 at the Norwood News Convenient Store located at 683 Washington St. Officer Paul Zorzi spoke with an employee and learned that the suspect described as a black male, mid-thirties, wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants entered the store placed some merchandise on the counter as though to purchase. Once the employee opened the cash draw the suspect lunged at him with a knife forcing the employee to jump back to escape injury. The suspect then removed cash then fled out the store. He was last seen running behind the building out to Day Street. The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash. Norwood Police BCI along with Massachusetts State Police CSU processed the scene and is investigating. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Norwood Police Detectives (BCI) at 781-440-5198.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

Reports indicate that an armed robbery took place at 683 Washington St. in Norwood around 7 p.m. Thursday.

The address belongs to the Norwood News Convenient Store. Initial reports indicate a black male perpetrator showed a knife and stole currency, then fled up Washington Street.

This is the second armed robbery in Norwood this week.

Norwood Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Mike Jordan December 14, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Is this a common occurrence? Just moved to Norwood and am concerned
Danielle Cormier December 14, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Mike, this isn't a common occurrence, simply a sad one. I'm really surprised something like that happened in the center so early in the evening!
smity December 14, 2012 at 09:40 AM
welcome to the real world,you have been living in the suburbs too long.
alan December 14, 2012 at 03:17 PM
these people are to lazy to go out and work for a living so thay have to take from others,
Kelly December 14, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Uhhh Sir, Norwood IS the suburbs.
Rob Ferrini December 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM
What's going on? More robberies, drug deals, vandalism. I have lived in Norwood for more than 20 years and it seems to me that crime is way up in Norwood. I'm sure it's more reporting by the Norwood Patch, but has there been any changes at the NPD? Is the NPD understaffed? Just wondering.
Pete Downing December 14, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I have to say, prior to Chief Brooks, I'd agree with Mr. Ferrini, however, the NPD has been doing a fine job in my book cleaning up Norwood. Some stats to comfort everyone: http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Norwood-Massachusetts.html http://www.city-data.com/city/Norwood-Massachusetts.html http://www.idcide.com/citydata/ma/norwood.htm http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/massachusetts/norwood.html#.UMuYO4PAcYk http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ma/norwood/crime/ Norwood's crime index is not too bad but one thing did stick out... the number stay pretty consistent. Burglaries and rapes did jump a bit. Missing is 2011 data... All in all, I'd say Norwood is a pretty safe place to live. No matter where you live, there is crime. The times definitely do not help, but that is no excuse. Net, net... it is up to the people of this town to keep it safe and call when you see something suspicious.

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