Wareham man facing charges in gas station hold-up

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WAREHAM – A Wareham man is facing armed robbery charges after his arrest last Thursday following gas station hold-up.

Wareham Police responded to the Cape Cod Gas Station on the Cranberry Hwy. for a reported armed robbery incident around 6:30 p.m.

Reports indicated a male suspect allegedly demanded cash from the gas station attendant at knifepoint, then fled the scene into a wooded area behind the business.

The employee handed over an undetermined amount of money and was not injured.

Within minutes, officers arrived and began searching for the suspect, who the attendant described as a white male with a scruffy beard and wearing a mask that partially covered his mouth area.

The employee lost sight of the male, who was last seen running toward the wooded area behind the gas station and the Water Wizz Park.

During a search of the area, Officer Calib Larue located an article of clothing described as being worn by the suspect on the railroad tracks at the rear of the businesses.

A perimeter was then secured, and Officer Phinney and his K9 partner “Rolf” arrived to search the area.

Within minutes, K9 Rolf located the suspect, Christopher Baker, 48, of East Wareham, hiding in brush and in possession of cash allegedly obtained from the gas station.

Baker was scheduled to be arraigned last Friday. He’s charged with Armed Robbery While Masked and Intimidation of a Witness.


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