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By Allan Stein
ENTERPRISE CORRESPONDENT

STOUGHTON -
Two adults and a juvenile are under arrest for allegedly trying to rob the Cumberland Farms on Turnpike Street on Sunday and then claiming it was a Halloween prank when police arrived.
Police arrested Valerie Gutierrez, 32, of 506 Page St., Apt. 2, Stoughton; Joseph Murat, 18, of 32 Pearl St., Randolph; and a 15-year-old boy on a charge of armed and masked robbery.
Stoughton Executive Officer Robert Devine said the group, wearing Halloween masks, entered Cumberland Farms at 1634 Turnpike St. at 9:36 p.m. Sunday. They then crouched down near the rear exit as customers began leaving the store and calling police on cell phones to report a crime in progress, Devine said.
A female cashier also called police on a store telephone and then "slammed the phone down" when one of the masked suspects approached her and said, "Gimme what you got," Devine said.
The cashier did not see a weapon and was not injured, he said.
When five local and state police cruisers arrived seconds later, the juvenile fled the store on foot.
Police apprehended Gutierrez and Murat inside the store, where they are both employed. Devine said they claimed the armed robbery was a Halloween prank.
"This was no joke. Not funny," said Devine, adding that police are treating the incident as an armed robbery.
"We are of that mind. That is why they are under arrest. It's up to the judge to decide," he said.
Devine said the youth, accompanied by his mother, turned himself in later.
Gutierrez and Murat were arraigned Monday in Stoughton District Court.

http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/...e-three-arrested-in-Stoughton-robbery-attempt
 
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