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Daylight Armed Robbery in Marlborough

A man allegedly robbed a store in broad daylight over the weekend.

Police have arrested Nathaniel Baran on charges of armed robbery and numerous traffic charges after he allegedly robbed a store at knife-point and lead police on a chase through the city.

“One of our patrolmen was in the area of Boston Post Road East when he observed a man running out of the Boston Post Road Pantry," said said Det. Scott DeCiero of the Community Services Bureau of the Marlborough Police Department. “The officer thought this act was suspicious."

The officer followed Baran, 26 of 10 Woodrow Street in Hudson, at which point he accelerated away from police, said Det. DeCiero.

"Shortly after, we received a phone call from the Post Road Pantry who told us there was an armed robbery and the suspect used a knife," he said.

What followed was a chase through the city with Baran in his Jeep Cherokee, according to officials. During that chase, the vehicle left the road and hit a telephone pole and nearly hit a State Police cruiser in the area until Baran pulled over and ran into the woods, said Det. DeCiero.

Police caught the suspect in the woods. He had on him $400 in twenty dollar bills, according to police. An unknown amount of twenty dollar bills had been taken in the robbery, said Det. DeCiero.

"They located a large black knife which was located on the drivers side of the vehicle," he said.

The detective said armed robbery is not a common crime in Marlborough.

Baran was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, speeding, failing to stop for police, leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, failing to keep right for an oncoming motor vehicle, resisting arrest, red light violation and failure to stop or yield.

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