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Police search for gunman who fired into Newton jewelry store

Posted by Jason Tuohey  March 17, 2011 07:22 PM

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Newton police are searching tonight for an “armed and dangerous” suspect who fired multiple shots into the back door of a closed jewelry store today, Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker said.

The suspect, believed to be a man wearing a dark, collared jacket, and a hooded sweatshirt with jeans, fired at least eight shots with a silver handgun into a glass door at Cristofori Jewelers on Watertown Street just before 4:30 p.m., Apotheker said. Three employees were inside the store at the time, and the two visible to the gunman were not hurt, according to Apotheker.

State Police said in a statement that they were providing a helicopter, and marine and K-9 units to assist in the search for the suspect.

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