Peabody Police Searching For Armed Robber

7-11 on Main Street in Peabody (Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio1030)

PEABODY, MA (WBZ-AM/24/7 News Source) -- Police are searching for an armed robber in Peabody. A man reportedly entered a 7-Eleven on Main Street early Thursday and demanded money. 

He was wearing a ski mask and blue sweatpants as he dashed out of the store with and undisclosed amount cash.

K-9 units were called in to search the area but no suspect was found.

Investigators are comparing notes with other police departments in the area. 

Lt Michael Kmiec tells WBZ-TV, a masked robber also hit at least 6 stores in Lynn since Christmas.’

Police believe at least 16 armed robberies including in Chelsea and East Boston may linked to the same suspects.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Bernice Corpuz reports.

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