SPD Metro Officers Arrest Suspect after Attempted Armed Robbery
Springfield, Mass. — On Tuesday September 13th at approximately 2:50 p.m. Springfield Police Officers assigned to the Metro Unit arrested 55-year-old Hector Barrera after an attempted armed robbery with a knife.
About 15 minutes prior officers were flagged down by a victim near the intersection of Main and Union Streets. The female victim stated a suspect, later identified as Barrera, asked her for change and then pulled a knife on the victim on the 900 block of Main Street before walking away.
Officers located Barrera and recovered a knife. He was placed under arrest.
55-year-old Hector Barrera of Springfield is charged with:
- Armed Robbery (Attempted)
- Armed Assault to Rob