Boston Police report a gun dog located the weapon they say a Norwood man used to hold up the JP Convenience Store, 36 Gay Head St. on Saturday afternoon.
Police say Saquan Hines, 21, of Norwood, walked into the store around noon, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded cash. He then ran out after getting money, police say:
Responding officers observed an individual matching the suspect description and stopped him in the area of 59 Creighton Street. Officers performed a pat frisk of the male subject but no firearm was discovered. Officers did however observe numerous denominations of U.S. Currency which were crumpled up and sticking out of the suspect’s left front pants pocket. During the course of their investigation, officers reviewed security video of the incident which clearly showed the suspect holding a black and silver firearm in his right hand during the robbery while stuffing cash into his left side pocket. BPD K-9 ‘Rocky’ and his handler quickly responded to the scene to search for the missing firearm. Rocky was able to track the suspect's path of flight and soon located a loaded .45 caliber Ruger P345 handgun which had been hidden under a barrel in the area of 22 Edge Hill Street along with other evidence directly connected to the suspect.
Hines now faces charges of armed robbery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, intent to rob while armed, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.