The on Main Street was Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:38 p.m.
According to the store clerk, the suspect, who was described as being a white male, between 5-5 and 5-6, weighing 170 to 180 pounds and in his 30’s or 40’s, may have been a regular customer, but he did not recognize him.
The suspect entered the store wearing sunglasses, a blue t-shirt with a design across his chest, blue jeans, white sneakers and a blue baseball hat.
"There was a gun shown and it was armed robbery," said Lieutenant Peter MacDonnell said.
After looking over video surveillance, the suspect was out of camera view when he robbed the clerk. But upon leaving the store, the man puts, what police believe is a large black, semi-automatic handgun into his pants. The suspect then left the store and walked towards Richardson Street.
"There have been a lot of bank robberies in the area, but nothing like this," MacDonnell said, referring to the clerk being held at gunpoint. "This is something we haven't seen too much of recently."
According to the clerk, upon entering the store, the man walked up to the counter and asked for a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. After giving the man the cigarettes, the suspect pulled out the gun and said, “Give it to me,” as he pointed the gun at the register.
The suspect put the money in his pocket and as he was walking out the door, he turned to the clerk and said, “Look out the window, not at me, or I’ll shoot your sister.”
The clerk’s sister, who entered the store shortly before it was robbed, saw the suspect sitting in a silver vehicle, parked along Richardson Street.
According to MacDonnell, the police are currently looking over video surveillance of the outside of the store to see if the man was alone.
was placed on lock down as a precaution, but was reopened by 2 p.m.
According to the Winchester Police, the suspect stole between $4,000 and $6,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Winchester Police at 781-729-1212.