Yarmouth and New Bedford PDs arrest alleged armed robber with gun

Kathleen P. Lyons

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Friday at approximately 7:17 PM, numerous Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to 71 Lower Brook Road for a report of a robbery involving a firearm that had just occurred. The reporting party also stated that the involved parties had fled in a dark-colored sedan in an unknown direction.

Police Officers arrived immediately and—according to the people involved statements –determined that a subject at the residence had been robbed of his cell phone by a female and three larges males armed with a handgun.

The suspects fled in a motor vehicle and Police Officers and Yarmouth Police Department Emergency 911 Dispatchers put out an alert to all neighboring communities.

At approximately 8:45 PM, the New Bedford Police Department notified the YPD that they had located the female suspect and found a 9mm silver/black Smith and Wesson handgun in her purse. 

The female, identfied as Kathleen P. Lyons, 30, of New Bedford, MA has an active License To Carry in the Massachusetts.

Yarmouth Police Detectives responded to NBPD Headquarters and transported Lyons to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters.

Lyons was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery while armed with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery. She is currently being held here at Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters on $5,000 cash bail, and is due to be arraigned in the Barnstable District Court on Tuesday.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police

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