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Pair Arrested for Alleged Assault With Knife Outside Staples

The pair were arrested following a Sunday incident outside Staples in Tewksbury.

Erica Marsh, 25, of Billerica. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
Erica Marsh, 25, of Billerica. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
A Billerica woman and Chelmsford man were each arrested for an alleged attempted armed robbery that took place in Tewksbury on Sunday evening.

Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan announced on Monday that Erica Marsh, 25, of 14 Nickerson Drive, Billerica, and John Torres, 27, of 82 Brick Kiln Road, Apt. 7305, Chelmsford, were each arrested and charged with conspiracy and armed assault with the intent to rob.

Police said that on Sunday at 5:20 p.m., Tewksbury officers were called to the area of Staples on Main Street where it was reported that a woman had attempted to rob another woman in the parking lot.

The caller told dispatch that an attacker, who police allege was Marsh, struggled with the alleged victim in an attempt to steal her pocketbook. According to police, the woman clung to her pocketbook and yelled for help as good samaritans rushed in to help.

Marsh then allegedly fled on foot, police said, getting into a vehicle that was operated by Torres. Officers said that witnesses obtained the license plate number on the car, leading to the arrest of the pair in Billerica shortly after the incident occurred.

Both suspects were scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday.
Audrey Kelly March 11, 2014 at 07:43 AM
look at that stupid, stupid woman smiling for the camera, seriously.
Prometheus March 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Sadly that is the face to today's society....shame is viewed as bullying....this is the result....proud losers.
Chris March 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Just more Billerica trash!
TONY D March 11, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Chris - Every Town has their own fair share of "trash". Don't be so quick to point fingers else you include yourself in that group.

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