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.
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.