Worcester Man Arrested for Theft, Attacking Store Clerk

 by Tom MarinoJanuary 25, 2023
Last Updated January 25, 2023 12:31 PM

WORCESTER - A man who allegedly stole items from a local convenience store returned early Wednesday morning, leading to a confrontation with the clerk and several charges.

Officers responded to the 7-11 at 409 Park Ave. around 3 AM on Wednesday for a report of an unarmed robbery.

After arriving at the store, witnesses reported a man, William Cryer, 40, of Worcester, had stolen items from the store earlier in the night.

Police say Cryer later returned, attacked the clerk, attempted to steal several items, and threatened to kill a witness before leaving the store.

Police later located Cryer on Park Avenue and arrested him. He faces charges of:

  • Assault to Rob;
  • Assault and Battery;
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime (Murder); and
  • Larceny Under $1200.


Editor's Note: The information provided in this report is based on recent events as described by police. The claims within are allegations by police which may be challenged by the accused in court. 

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