FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police last night arrested and charged a Framingham State University student with two robbieries, one armed Wednesday morning, Dec. 21 and one attempted last night.
Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, a man wearing a dark red hooded sweatshirt with a black vest over it showed a gun and tried to rob the Gris Market on Second Street in Framingham. He fled on foot, but a Framingham detective arrested him shortly afterwards. Earlier in the day, a man fitting the same descripted was involved in an armed robbery of the El Picante Convenience Store on Union Avenue Wednesday morning.
Last night, Framingham Police detectives assigned to the street crimes unit were conducting surveillance of local convenience stores and markets in response to the armed robbery on Union Avenue earlier in the morning.
At 7;50 p.m. Det. Sgt O’Toole with Detective Steve Patriarca were in the area of Second Street and Route 135 when they observed a suspect wearing a red hoodie and a black vest with white solded sneakers running on Second Street with another man chasing him, said Framingham Police spokesperson Lt. Stephen Cronin.
Detectives stopped and arrested the individual. The man chasing him was a clerk from the Gris Market on Second Street.
Arrested was Darius Banks, 18, of Randolph. He is a student at Framingham State University, according to Framingham Police.
Banks was charged with the attempted armed robbery of the Gris Market and charged with the armed robbery on Union Avenue.
Banks had a wrench on him when arrested but no gun, said Framingham Police.