Worcester woman arrested for armed robbery at Family Dollar

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WORCESTER — A woman was taken into custody Wednesday morning after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store on Main Street.

According to the Worcester Police Department, officers responded to a call at approximately 9:09 a.m. about a shoplifting incident.

A store employee reported that he witnessed a woman concealing several shampoo bottles in her clothing.

When he approached her outside the store, he noticed she was holding a knife, prompting him to retreat.

Police located a woman shortly afterward who matched the description given by the employee.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Monique Heard, peacefully handed over the stolen items upon being stopped.

Heard was arrested and has been charged with armed robbery.

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