Key Food Montague Robbed by Knife Wielding “Surfing Dude”

As Mary Frost reports in the Eagle, last Monday, March 6, Ivan Aguello, co-owner of Key Food Montague, saw a strange man who “looked like a California surfing dude” (follow the link to Ms. Frost’s story to see photos) entering the store holding an empty shopping bag. Mr. Arguello kept an eye on him because “he looked suspicious … like he’s not a New Yorker.” When the “dude” left the store with a bulging bag, Mr. Arguello followed him and “asked him very nicely” to see a receipt. The thief yelled at Mr. Arguello, then brandished a knife. Carla, a cashier, ran out of the store and pulled Mr. Arguello away from the bad guy, who then ran. Mr. Arguello tried to chase him, but the robber made good his escape.

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  • AEB

    There are eight million stories…..Glad the manager wasn’t hurt. If any store should be robbed, it should certainly be Gristedes–tit-for-tat, so to speak.Someone actually dressed up as Robin Hood?

  • Andrew Porter

    Scary! Glad no one was hurt or killed in this brazen robbery.

  • Karl Hungus

    Very cool!

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  • Arch Stanton

    The robber may have been visiting from San Francisco where shoplifting is legal!