The Boylston Street location of a popular local grocer was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon, the store’s owner confirmed to boston.com
City Feed and Supply owner David Warner said a man walked into the store, pulled a gun on a cashier and demanded cash.
The suspect, whom Warner described as a white man in his 40s with glasses and a big jacket, made off with a few hundred dollars. A Boston Police spokesperson confirmed they were investigating the incident.
“We called 911 when he was still in the store — a manager saw it on the cameras and hit the panic button,’’ Warner said. “The police got there pretty quickly — within a couple of minutes — but he was in and out of the store in less than a minute.’’
There were no customers and three employees in the store at the time of the robbery.
It’s the fourth time the store has been robbed in its 14 years of operation, Warner said. The business has a second location on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
“It’s been a couple of years since the last time, I guess,’’ he said. “[Robberies of] corner stores and little convenience stores…happens more than people think.’’
The store closed to let the affected employees go home, though Warner says it will be business as usual this weekend.
“This is a great neighborhood — and we love it — but it’s in the city, so people should be safe,’’ Warner said. “There’s lots of folks in the city; one bad apple out of every thousand can ruin it.’’