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CRIME: Armed Robbery Inside Brookside Convenience Store


The Westford Police department is investigating an armed robbery at the Brookside Convenience store that occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 28.

So far, there have been no new developments, said the store’s owner Nasrin Akter. Akter’s husband Mizanur Rahman purchased the store two-and-a-half years ago, she said. It was formerly known as Tedeschi’s. Akter also owns the convenience store at 103 Main St. She said in the 14 years that she has owned the Main Street store, there has never been a robbery before.

“This is the first time it happened,” she said. The stores are equipped with security cameras, she added. Police were given a video of the event, Akter said.

Two male suspects entered the store at 60 Brookside Drive wearing masks and gloves, according to police. The first suspect pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the clerk and the two customers who were inside the store, police stated. The second suspect had a knife. The two, who appeared to be white males in their late teens or early 20s, demanded money.

The first suspect appeared to have red or pink highlights in his hair. The pair left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in an older model minivan.

Residents with any information are asked to contact Westford Police at 978-692-2161.