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Armed Robbery at Tropical Food Market in Springfield

Springfield, Mass. (WGGB) — Police are searching for two suspects who held up the Tropical Food Market on Wilbraham Road in Springfield Tuesday evening at gunpoint.

The call was received at 9:34 p.m. for an armed robbery at the businesses which is located at 341 Wilbraham Road.

That’s according to Captain Collins who told us, “One of the robbers showed a fire arm. While no one was seriously hurt in the incident, one of the owners was hit with the pistol in the head, however he chose not to go to the hospital.”

Police are currently searching for the suspects described as two Hispanic males. One was wearing blue jeans, boots, and a black ski mask. Witnesses described him as being 5 feet 9 inches and weighing approximately 135 pounds.

The other suspect, believed to be 5 feet 8 inches and weighing around 180 pounds, was wearing similar attire including a black wind breaker, boots, and white ski mask.

The two robbers were last seen fleeing on foot East down Wilbraham Road.

Collins says they stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

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