Salem Man Alleged Victim in Beverly Beach Armed Robbery
Police say a firearm and baseball bat were involved.
Beverly Police spokesman Dave Costa said officers were dispatched to the beach's parking lot at 10:20 p.m., on a report that the occupants of a red truck had robbed the occupants of a black sedan.
When police arrived within one minute of the call, they found no vehicles fitting the descriptions and were unable to find any witnesses to the incident.
More than an hour and a half later, at approximately 11:45 p.m., a 22-year-old Salem man called the police department to report that he was the victim of the robbery.
The victim told police he was parked in the lot at Dane Street Beach when a red pickup pulled into the lot, and positioned itself so that it blocked the victim’s vehicle from leaving.
A male with blonde shoulder length hair and facial hair got out of the truck, along with two females, one of whom the victim said had a baseball bat in her hands.
The victim told police the male reportedly went to the door and tapped on the window with a pistol. He said he then rolled down his window and handed over his iPhone.
The robbers then got back into their vehicle and sped away towards Salem, the police report stated. The victim told police he gave chase but was unable to keep up.
"The victim stated he had seen this truck earlier in the evening at the One Stop Market on Cabot Street, but the report does not say whether there was any interaction between the two at that time," Costa said. "The victim also stated he was accompanied by a female in his vehicle but could only identify her by her first name and could not provide any other information about her to officers. He also wasn’t sure if her phone was also stolen."
Costa says the situation is still under investigation.