Weymouth: Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Weymouth Police have arrested a man in connection with a Tuesday night robbery.

Police say that at around 10:10 p.m. officers were called to the Citgo Gas Station/Super Shine Car Wash on Main St. for a robbery in progress.

Upon arrival the victim told police a man came into the store and charged his booth with a baton.

The victim fled to the liquor store across the street and called police.

The victim told police that a man with a similar build and voice came into the store earlier and asked to use an outlet to charge his phone.

After a search of the area an officer found a man, 23-year-old Gregory Cranshaw, standing by a car wearing only his underwear.

Police say Cranshaw was evasive during questioning, but the officer did find some coins identified as those taken during the robbery and clothes similar to those used in the robbery.

In addition officers also found coin holders similar to those taken in the robbery hidden in bushes nearby.

Even though the victim couldn’t make a positive ID, police say there was enough probable cause to arrest Cranshaw.

He also had outstanding warrants for three separate incidents involving Breaking & Entering, Larceny, and leaving the scene of property damage.


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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.