Tewksbury man arrested in armed robbery at local convenience store

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TEWKSBURY — Police Chief Ryan Columbus reported that the Tewksbury Police Department has arrested and charged a man with armed robbery, in connection to an incident that occurred on Nov. 19 at Andy’s Convenience.

Domenic Myers Yancy, age 20, of Lowell, was arrested and charged with armed robbery while masked and assault with a dangerous weapon.

On Sunday, Nov. 19, at approximately 8:37 p.m., Tewksbury Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Andy’s Convenience, located at 420 Woburn St.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a man had threatened a clerk with what appeared to be a firearm, demanding cash and other items before fleeing across Woburn Street into a wooded area.

The suspect was described as a male in his mid-20s, dressed in a black sweatshirt with white strings, black pants, a navy blue backpack, and white and black Nike sneakers with an orange or red swoosh.

The weapon displayed was described as a Tec9-style firearm with an extended magazine.

Tewksbury detectives initiated an intensive criminal investigation, which led to the issuance of a search warrant for a residence at 12 Commonwealth Ave., in Lowell.

Given the involvement of a firearm in the robbery, Chief Columbus enlisted the assistance of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) SWAT Team, including officers from across Essex and Middlesex counties.

The search warrant was executed on Saturday, Dec. 2, around 6 a.m., resulting in Yancy’s arrest for the armed robbery.

Further investigation revealed that the firearm used in the robbery was a replica.

The Tewksbury Police expressed gratitude to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, Massachusetts State Police, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, Lowell Police, and Billerica Police for their support during the investigation.

“This was a collaborative effort from all agencies involved who worked tirelessly since this robbery to get this person off the street,” stated Chief Columbus.

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