Clinton Man Charged in Target Armed Robbery Attempt
Westborough police detectives made the arrest on Saturday, June 23.
A Clinton man was arrested Saturday, June 23 and charged in connection with a June 5 armed robbery attempt at the Westborough Target store.
According to a statement from Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon, Jason Hancock, 39, of 352 Main St., #7, in Clinton was arrested at 5:45 p.m.
Detectives from the Westborough Police Department made the arrest after an investigation that evolved when Hancock was arrested by Marlborough police for a June 16 larceny of a Target store in that city. Hancock was charged with armed assault with intent to rob and also larceny of $250 for a television he stole from the same store on June 14.
The Westborough robbery attempt happened shortly before noon on June 5 when a man approached an employee at the service desk and brandished a handgun.
“He pointed a black handgun at the clerk demanding she open the drawer. The clerk told the suspect she couldn’t open the drawer at which time the suspect ran from the store and entered a dark colored sedan which was in the parking lot,” Gordon said.
Three photos from the robbery attempt were released by police on June 6. They were taken from surveillance tape and include a view of the suspect going into the store, the suspect showing a gun to the Target employee and a dark sedan believed to be driven by the suspect.
Hancock is being held on $300 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear at Westborough District Court on Monday, June 25.