Marstons Mills armed robbery suspects nabbed fleeing the scene

Suspect reportedly told 7-Eleven clerk, "I will kill you"
Selvin DeLeon (left) and Edwin Martinez (right) were arrested after fleeing the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday night. Barnstable Police Dept. booking photos.

MARSTONS MILLS - Two Lynn men were arrested Tuesday, one charged with robbing a Route 28 7-Eleven at knifepoint.  According to a Barnstable police release, an officer responded to an armed robbery call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Osterville 7-Eleven.

The 7-Eleven clerk told police a masked man entered the convenience store brandishing a large hunting knife and said, "I will kill you," before jumping the counter, pulling two cash drawers from the register and leaving. The clerk was able to give the officer a description of the man, the getaway car and the direction in which it was headed, police said.

After fleeing the scene, the driver of the car headed down Race Lane and crashed into the rotary near Cape Cod Airport, according to police. 

The suspected armed robber, 30-year-old Edwin Martinez and the driver of the getaway vehicle, 19-year-old Selvin DeLeon, were both arrested at the crash scene.

Officers seized the two cash drawers from the store's register and an undisclosed amount of cash from Martinez and DeLeon's vehicle.

The two Lynn men were transported to the Barnstable Police Station for booking. Martinez was charged with armed robbery while masked, threat to commit a crime (murder) and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife). DeLeon was charged with accessory after the fact and receiving stolen property over $250. There was also a default warrant for unlicensed operation on DeLeon issued by Peabody District Court.

Both men were arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Wednesday.


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