Salem Police Investigating Armed Robbery at GameZone
Local detectives are investigating the city's fourth armed robbery in as many weeks.
At 7:53 p.m., police responded to the Essex Street video game store after receiving word that a masked man had just shown an employee a knife, demanded cash, and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
Although police were able to recover an image of the suspect from one of the store's surveillance cameras, Lt. Mary Butler admitted it was just of a "dark figure" and didn't reveal much.
The store employee described the suspect as being a white male between the ages of 20 and 35 and the robber was reportedly wearing a black ski mask, sunglasses, a dark coat, dark jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Butler said Detective Brian St. Pierre, who is working the case, is looking into whether Saturday's suspect is the same man who robbed Georgia's Pizza at knifepoint on Dec. 2.
The suspect in that robbery was also masked and wearing all black.
This is the city's fourth armed robbery in a month.
The 7-Eleven next to Georgia's Pizza was robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 18. Two men, one from Peabody and the other from Lynn, have since been arrested and connected to the crime.
On Dec. 4, local police officers searched the city for two men who allegedly robbed an apartment on Prince Street while armed with handguns.