Armed Robbery Arrests

Police took a report of an armed robbery at the Los Criollos Restaurant at 416 Suffolk Street this afternoon about 3 p.m.

By 7:30 p.m., three people were in custody.

Two of those people, Jose Gomez-Vega, 43, of 208 Broadway St., Unit 8; and Albert Nieves, 32, of 258 School St., Unit 8, are pictured below as they’re taken into custody outside of Nieves’ home about 7:30 p.m.

Police were called to Los Croillos about 3 p.m., and learned the restaurant had been robbed at knifepoint of an undetermined amount of cash.

The first arrest came about 7 p.m., when Blanca Colon, 40, of 710 Lawrence St., Floor Floor, was charged with armed robbery. Police haven’t said where she was picked up.

Colon was arrested not quite a year ago on similar charges, after a robbery at the Tedeschi on Gorham Street. Her picture can be found by following this link.

All three are charged with armed robbery, and were being held pending their arraignments on Monday.

Tyngsboro Police are also investigating an unrelated robbery at Route 3A Gas, 257 Middlesex Road, that occurred Saturday about 5:30 p.m.

A thin adult male, wearing all black clothing and a mask pulled a gun and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Tyngsboro Police say the man was almost struck by a car as he fled on foot across Middlesex Road, and that he then escaped in the direction of the Winslow School.

Canines from Chelmsford, Westford, and state police joined a search for that man but were unable to find him.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tyngsboro Police at 978.649.7504.

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