Shooting, robbery disturb season of peace

CAMBRIDGE — As residents of Cambridge prepared their Christmas celebrations with some last-minute shopping, the joy of the season was marred by violent incidents. The Cambridge Police Department reported on Wednesday that a shooting and armed robbery had occurred on Monday and Tuesday.

On Dec. 21 shortly before 8 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to shots fired in the 900 block of Phillips Street. While officers were responding, they had another report that there was a shooting victim located in the 500 block of Leonard’s Lane.

Officers responded to that location where they located a male juvenile in a vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back. Through investigation, it was determined that the victim was shot in the Phillip/Moore’s Street area.
The victim was taken to Salisbury where at this time he is listed as critical but stable, the report said. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cambridge Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division at 410-228-3333.

Bank robbery
On Dec. 22 at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers responded to the 1880 bank located at 304 High St. While responding, it was learned that the suspects had fled from the bank and were running on foot toward the West End area.

Investigation revealed that four subjects entered the bank armed and forced an employee to the vault and obtained a large amount of US currency. One of the employees at the bank was assaulted when struck by the handgun.
Officers were able to locate three of the suspects at which time they were identified and charged with armed robbery and related offenses.
Their names will be released at a later time, the report said. One of the suspects involved was a juvenile.
Officers were able to recover the large amount of cash and located one handgun suspected of having been involved in the incident.

The bank employee who was assault was treated and later released from the hospital. This investigation is continuing and more arrest are expected.

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