• Vacationer from Ireland accused of holding up Boston bakery for cannoli


    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A tourist from Ireland was arraigned on Thursday after being accused of demanding a cannoli from a Boston bakery worker at knifepoint.

    Robert McTernan, 25, of Newbridge, Ireland, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a single count of armed robbery.

    Investigators responded to Bova's Bakery in the North End shortly after 3:30 a.m. Thursday on reports of a person with a knife.

    McTernan is accused of entering the kitchen, picking up a blue-handled knife, and concealing it by placing it against his forearm. The 25-year-old then reportedly demanded a cannoli. Once handed the cannoli, McTernan allegedly held his finger to his lips and told the employee who handed him the cannoli to "shush."

    McTernan was arrested, but police were unable to locate the knife during a search.

    The Irishman had reportedly arrived in Boston just hours before the incident for a two-week vacation. He is scheduled to appear back in court on Sept. 17.

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