Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery

COURTESY OF YARMOUTH POLICE Eric Bishop.

COURTESY OF YARMOUTH POLICE
Eric Bishop.

YARMOUTH – A 40-year-old South Yarmouth man is scheduled to be arraigned today on a charge of armed robbery while masked, after the Yarmouth Mini Mart was robbed on Sunday.

Eric M. Bishop of Cranberry Street was arrested shortly after the robbery.

Yarmouth police responded to the mini mart at 845 Route 28 in South Yarmouth at 5:35 p.m. Sunday for a report of an armed robbery by a suspect claiming to have a gun and wearing a black scarf over part of his face. Police said they learned the suspect was last seen wearing a lime green jacket and was approximately 5’7 to 5’9 with blue eyes.

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Within a few minutes, Yarmouth police stopped a Town Taxi with Eric Bishop as a passenger as it left a home at 213 Cranberry Lane.

Meanwhile, Yarmouth K9 Patrol Officer Michael Kramer and his K9 partner Kozmo tracked a scent from the store down Nantucket Avenue to the side door of 213 Cranberry Lane, police said.

COURTESY OF YARMOUTH POLICE Heather Alves

COURTESY OF YARMOUTH POLICE
Heather Alves

Police say  Bishop was identified as the robber and was placed under arrest and taken to police headquarters.

Yarmouth Patrol Officers at 213 Cranberry Lane made contact with Heather E. Alves, 31, at the residence, according to police. Police say Alves was not involved in the armed robbery but was found to have an active warrant for motor vehicle offenses and she was also placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters.

Alves is also scheduled to be arraigned today.

During the booking process of Bishop he was found to have a stack of $10 and $20 bills in his right front pocket and another wad of $20 bills in his front left pocket that police believe are evidence from the robbery.

Members of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit provided crime scene services. A search warrant was obtained by Yarmouth Police Detective Kent which was executed at 2:30 this morning led to the recovery of what police say is evidence involved in the robbery.