Gardner Rare Coin Shop robbed

This story appeared on January 21, 2014 in The Gardner News. 


A worker at Gardner Rare Coin Shop, 25 Pleasant St., was left with a bloodied face after two armed robbers reportedly fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash.

A little before 2 p.m., two males wearing ski masks entered the store and pointed handguns at two on duty workers, demanding that they hand over money, according to a press release from the Gardner Police Department.

According to officials, the suspects fled the scene after taking an undetermined amount of cash and a Canadian 1 once gold coin valued at $1,200.

During the exchange, one worker was allegedly assaulted. He was treated on scene by Wood’s ambulance.

According to officials, the first male suspect is about 6 foot 1 inch with a slender build. He was observed wearing black pants, a black hoodie and dark colored shoes. The second suspect was described as 5 foot 11 inches with a slender build, wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and dark shoes.

A “thorough and intense” investigation was initiated by the Gardner Police Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation with the support of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services. The investigation will include a review of available surveillance footage from the time of the incident.

Six $100 bills were found outside of the storefront at approximately 2:15 p.m. by two bystanders who chose not to be identified. Officers were informed of the money and collected it. It is unknown at this time whether or not the money is connected to the robbery.

Police are currently asking for the public’s help in finding a smaller model, blue, four-door sedan the suspects were seen leaving the scene in. According to an official statement, the vehicle was parked on Pleasant Street “in close proximity to where the crime occurred” before the robbery was reported.

Anyone with additional information should call the Gardner Police Station at 978-632-5600.


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