Alleged ‘lookout’ Charged in Lowell Robbery
LOWELL -- A 30-year-old Lowell man is free on personal recognizance after being charged with armed and masked robbery for allegedly accepting $10 to act as a lookout for a man who robbed Little Ceasars on Bridge Street Monday night.
Police were called to the store Monday about 9 p.m., after a suspect who covered his face in a ski mask indicated he had a gun and demanded cash from the register, according to police.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet, 6 inches tall, with a skinny build.
Police reviewed surveillance footage from near the scene and saw the suspect, with his ski mask already on, congregating with three other men nearby before the robbery, and then fleeing with those men afterward, according to a police report.
Police identified three of those men, and two of them told officers that the suspect who robbed the store, who they know only as “sticks,” conspired with Marcello Lomagno, of 100 Mass Mills Drive, Unit 204, to rob the store while Lomagno acted as a lookout, according to a police report.
Both men told police “sticks” gave Lomagno $10 in cash after the robbery, according to a police report.
Lomagno admitted to talking with the other men before and after the robbery, but denied involvement, according to a police report.
Judge Michael Brooks released Lomagno on personal recognizance, but ordered him to live with his mother in Tewksbury while the case is pending, according to court records.
Lomagno’s mother said she has full custody of her son since he is mentally ill. She disputes that her son was involved in the heist and said he was just walking in the area, as he often does.
Lomagno’s attorney, Robert Normandin, said his client looks nothing the like the alleged robber, and is linked to the crime by nothing more than the word of two men who may have been involved in the crime.
No other arrests have been made.
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