Brokton suspects arrested for postal carrier robbery case

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BROCKTON — Two 20-year-old men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the robbery of a postal carrier in December, Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag announced.

Vashid Mashmasarmi and Soul Gagnon, both of Brockton, were taken into custody following an operation involving Randolph Police, the U.S.

Postal Inspection Service, Brockton Police, and a Massachusetts State Police trooper.

The incident unfolded Wednesday, Jan. 9, around 10:20 a.m., when law enforcement executed a search warrant on a black Acura TL in a parking lot at 984 N.

Main St. The vehicle, connected to a Dec. 27 robbery, was found with Gagnon at the wheel.

As officers approached, Gagnon reportedly reached towards his waistband and failed to comply with commands.

He was subdued and found to be in possession of a .40-caliber Glock with a loaded high-capacity magazine.

Gagnon faces charges including unlawful carrying of a firearm and resisting arrest.

He is set for arraignment in Brockton District Court.

Mashmasarmi, registered owner of the Acura, arrived during the operation and was found with a Postal Master Key allegedly stolen during the Dec. 27 incident at Rosemont Square apartment complex, where a postal carrier was assaulted by two masked suspects.

Mashmasarmi faces charges including unarmed robbery and possession of a burglarious tool.

He will be arraigned in Quincy District Court.

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