Armed Robbery Suspects Nabbed Changing Clothes in Lynn Wal-Mart

Three armed robbery suspects were arrested while they allegedly attempted to change clothes in a Wal-Mart to elude police in Lynn Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said the two men and one woman robbed a State Street Radio Shack with weapons and masks before fleeing the scene with about $10,000 worth of merchandise, including an ill-fated iPhone.

That device’s GPS was reportedly used to track the suspects to the Lynnway Walmart, where investigators identified them with surveillance footage.

A handgun was reportedly recovered from one of the suspects. Officials have not yet released the names of those arrested, citing an ongoing investigation.


The three suspects, two from Lynn and another from Boston, face armed robbery charges.

The Wal-Mart was reportedly briefly evacuated during the incident.

“We take any threats to the safety of our customers and associates very seriously,’’ a Walmart spokeswoman said in a statement to WCVB News. “We will be providing any information we have to help the police in their ongoing investigation. We also encourage anyone with information to contact law enforcement.’’

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