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Hingham, Weymouth police seek public's help in finding robbery/carjacking suspect

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  September 10, 2013 04:25 PM

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Police have issued a warrant for the man involved in an armed robbery at Prevites in Weymouth and a carjacking at Linden Ponds on Friday that sent an 85-year-old woman to the hospital.

On Monday evening, police said that they identified the suspect and issued a warrant, but are seeking the public’s help in locating him.

According to police, the suspect has been identified as Jerry Irvin Anitus, 20, from Brockton. He will be charged in Hingham with carjacking, assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery on a person age 60 or older, assault to commit a felony, using a motor vehicle without authority, and trespassing.

In Weymouth, Anitus is facing charges for armed robbery while masked, and breaking and entering in the daytime putting a person in fear.

The confrontation began at Prevites Market in Weymouth at 3:30 p.m., where Weymouth police responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress.

Witnesses said that the store had been robbed by two masked black men with handguns and said they fled toward the Queen Anne’s Gate apartment complex.

One suspect was apprehended a short time later as he was fleeing through the complex. Angelo J. Ayuso, 26, from Dorchester was charged with armed robbery while masked.

Police later recovered the money, robbery clothing, and one of the firearms in the wooded area near where the suspect was arrested.

The second suspect jumped a barbed wire fence into the Linden Ponds complex in Hingham, where he car jacked a vehicle from an elderly resident. The vehicle was later located abandoned in Quincy

Hingham police said the victim involved in the carjacking was taken to Mass General Hospital with severe swelling and bruising on her body. Police said she was grabbed by the wrist and grabbed by the shoulders and thrown to the ground, striking her wrist and head on the pavement.

When the suspect went to drive away, he backed the victim’s car out of the parking space, drove in the victim’s direction, and came within inches of hitting her.

Police said the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his location is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Weymouth and Hingham Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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