On 4/17/23, at approximately 1:00 p.m., police in Peabody, MA responded to a jewelry store inside a mall that experienced a robbery. A male subject carried a backpack with a note, and motioned to his waist, implying that he had a gun. The subject stole several necklaces and watches. A sergeant with the Peabody police noticed a man matching the suspect’s description. The suspect had been wearing all black with a white mask. The sergeant found the suspect, who was still wearing a mask. The suspect attempted to flee, but the sergeant was able to apprehend him. The suspect was later identified as 27-year-old Starlin Bautista. He was charged with armed robbery as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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