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Man Held in Lowell Robbery

September 17, 2018

LOWELL -- A Lowell man is behind bars after he allegedly used a tire iron to carry out a robbery at a convenience store in the city’s Pawtucketville neighborhood Sunday morning.

Ricardo Rios, 20, wore a ski mask and held a tire iron when he demanded money from the clerk of the 7-Eleven on Mammoth Road about 4:20 a.m., Lowell police Capt. Paul Laferriere said.

“Upon investigation by the criminal bureau, the vehicle used in the robbery, a Honda Civic, was traced back to Rios,” Laferriere said.

Rios was then arrested at his home at 53 Beech St., according to the captain.

Lowell police charged Rios with masked armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Rios appeared in Lowell District Court on Monday morning where Judge Stacey Fortes ordered the 20-year-old held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, according to Elizabeth Vlock, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

The hearing is slated to take place Thursday, Vlock said.

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