Fitchburg man accused of robbing women, prompting police chase


FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Fitchburg man who robbed two women at knifepoint in a local laundry before stealing a car and leading police on a chase through several communities has been arrested.
Authorities say 29-year-old Matthew Mack is facing charges of armed robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon following his arrest Sunday.
Police say they responded to the Ultra Wash Laundromat at about 6 a.m. Sunday. Mack allegedly robbed two women at knifepoint, robbed the business and stole a car from one of the women.
Mack then led police on a chase through several towns and along Route 2. Mack drove as far west as Orange before doubling back to Gardner, where he was arrested.