Police: Suspects pistol whipped gift store employee, stole jewelry


BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police in Boston are searching for two suspects who reportedly pistol whipped a gift store employee and stole an unknown amount of men's and women's jewelry.

Police responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in progress in the area of 11 Bennington Street at about 2:36 p.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived at Pericola's Gift Store, the victim said two males wearing all dark clothing and black masks walked into the store. The victim reportedly thought they were friends playing a prank on him until they pulled out a gun.

Police said the suspects took the victim into the back room where they attempted to handcuff him with flex cuffs. The victim said he resisted and that's when one of the suspects pistol whipped him.

The suspects reportedly began smashing the glass countertops and took an unknown amount of jewelry.

The victim was transported to Tufts Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspects is asked to contact the Boston Police Department at 617-343-4234.