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Fitchburg man robs 2 women, leads police on chase

October 21, 2013

FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Fitchburg man who robbed two women at knifepoint in a local laundry before stealing a car and leading police on a chase through several communities has been arrested.

Authorities say 29-year-old Matthew Mack is facing charges of armed robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon following his arrest Sunday.

Police say they responded to the Ultra Wash Laundromat at about 6 a.m. Sunday. Mack allegedly robbed two women at knifepoint, robbed the business and stole a car from one of the women.

Mack then led police on a chase through several towns and along Route 2. Mack drove as far west as Orange before doubling back to Gardner, where he was arrested.

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