Updated information from the Granby Police Department
On Saturday April 21st at approximately 9:35PM Granby Police responded to an armed robbery at Vicker’s Liquors located at 367 East State Street . Officers arrived within three minutes of the call. Officers spoke with the store employee who explained that a white male in his late teens had entered the store and assaulted her. The suspect demanded money while holding a hard object against the victim’s back. The male fled from the scene on foot with cash from the register.
An unsuccessful area search for the suspect was conducted by officers using a trained K-9. During the suspect’s escape from the store, he inadvertently left a green and off white sweatshirt inside the store. The suspect left with an undetermined amount of cash from the register.
The suspect is described as a thin white male in his late teens, approximately 5’7” tall with crew cut style short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black tee shirt and dark baggy pants. It is unknown if a vehicle was used in the crime. The sweat shirt that was left at the scene by the suspect is a green and off white ENYCE brand sweatshirt with an elaborate print.
A picture of the sweatshirt that was worn by the suspect is attached below.
Anyone with information about the crime or about the possible owner of the sweatshirt is asked to call the Granby Police Department at (413) 467-9222.
On April 11, 2012 at approximately 16:50, the Granby Police Department arrested Mr. Christopher Berube, age 25, of 267 Falley Rd., Westfield, Ma. on an arrest warrant for two counts of Indecent Assault and Battery On a Child Under 14 years of Age. The warrant was obtained as a result of an on-going investigation led by Detective Barbara Fenn. Mr. Berube was held without the right to bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at the Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
On April 2nd at approximately 9:30 PM, Granby Police, Massachusetts State Police and personnel from the North West District Attorney’s Office executed arrest and search warrants at 11 Darrel Avenue in Granby. The warrants were the result of a cooperative investigation into an internet based crimes against children case that began approximately two weeks prior. The investigation lead officers to seek a search warrant for the premises and an arrest warrant for 29 year old Eric Lacoste. The charges alleged on the arrest warrant include dissemination of obscenity to minors and posing a child for sexual photographs. Police searched the residence and seized several pieces of computer equipment and cellular phones. Police located Lacoste at the residence and placed him under arrest pursuant to the arrest warrant. Lacoste was transported to the Granby Police station for processing. Lacoste was held overnight at the Hampshire County Sheriff’s regional lock up in Northampton on $10,000 bail. Lacoste is due to be arraigned in the Eastern Hampshire District Court on April 3rd.