Worcester Man Charged with Robbery of Local Pizza Shop

 by TWIW StaffNovember 8, 2021

WORCESTER - A report of an armed robbery led Police to a Main Street pizza shop on Monday, November 8, leading to the arrest of a man.

Police arrived at Go Grande Pizza, at 1168 Main Street, shortly after 1:30 AM on Monday. Witnesses reported a male entered the store and began threatening those inside, saying he would shoot them. He also intentionally spit on a woman. When confronted, he took a fighting stance and threatened to fight them.

The man also damaged an ATM inside the business and took items from it, according to Worcester Police.

After officers broadcast a description of the man, officers saw the man near Baker Street, pulling on the door handle of a police car.

Police confronted the man, who they identified the man as James Mutero, 29, of Worcester. Mutero said he would fight them, then ran. Officers soon caught up to him.

Officers say they found items from the pizza shop in Mutero’s possession.

Mutero faces charges of:

  • Unarmed Robbery
  • Threatening to Commit a Crime (Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon)
  • Assault
  • Vandalism
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Disturbing the Peace
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