- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - Three people have been arrested in Massachusetts in connection to the robbing of a chain supermarket, including one felon who threw thousands of dollars in cash in the air.

The Eagle Tribune reports 45-year-old Ricardo Flores of Boston allegedly walked into a Market Basket in Lawrence and threatened to shoot if he was not given cash. He then threw $3,280 in cash into the air as he fled to a waiting car.

Bystanders tried to unsuccessfully tackle Flores on his way out.

Police say they stopped the car a few minutes later in Methuen (mih-THOO’-uhn) and caught Flores as he allegedly pulled out a knife on officers.

Two other people in the car were also arrested and charged with armed robbery. An attorney for Flores could not be immediately identified.


Information from: The Eagle-Tribune, http://www.eagletribune.com

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