Three arrested for Hyannis convenience store robbery

hy103116-compHYANNIS – Barnstable Police report that on Saturday at approximately 8:35 p.m. Patrol Officers responded to the Willow Tree Market located at 15 Charles Street in Hyannis for a report of an armed robbery involving a firearm. Upon investigating, officers learned that two suspects entered the store together.  One suspect, later identified as Cody Martin, went to the counter and pulled out a pistol. The second suspect, later identified as Lamar Pringle, went to a different area of the store.  Martin pointed the pistol at the employee, fired a single round from the pistol, and demanded money. The store employee, who was not struck by the gunfire, handed the cash to Martin.  The two suspects then ran from the scene. Upon viewing the store video surveillance system, Barnstable Police Officers were quickly able to identify the suspect with the pistol as a 19-year-old homeless man-Cody Martin.   

On Sunday, Patrol Officers Frederickson and Heise spotted Cody Martin walking on Main Street in Hyannis. At this time, Cody Martin was in the company of Lamar Pringle, 19, of Hyannis as well as a local juvenile. Pringle was quickly identified as the second suspect depicted in the video from the Willow Tree Market during the armed robbery. The juvenile was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol. The three suspects were arrested and transported to the station. Martin (left) was charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon (firearm), unlawful possession of a firearm, larceny from a building, and attempting to commit assault and battery by discharging a firearm, as well as three outstanding default warrants out of Barnstable District Court. Pringle (right) was charged with armed robbery

Both were arraigned in Barnstable District Court Monday morning and held without bail pending a dangerous hearing later this week. The juvenile was arraigned for illegally possessing a firearm (juvenile court) and was placed in DCF custody. 

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