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Chicopee Police Arrest Suspected Gas Station Robber

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — Chicopee police have arrested a woman suspected in several recent robberies.

Saturday night, investigators released surveillance video of a female suspected in robbing a Grove Street Shell station on Thursday, March 21.

That same person, police believe, robbed the Pride Station on Burnett Road on Wednesday.

Around 12:45 Sunday morning, Chicopee Police received a call from West Springfield Police asking them to be on the lookout for a white female driving a red Ford Escort who had just attempted a robbery of a convenience store in West Springfield.

A short time later, Officer Eric Laflamme saw the vehicle on Front Street in Chicopee and initiated a “high risk” traffic stop, where he placed 25-year-old Leigha Neiford under arrest.

Neiford is facing charges of armed robbery, unarmed robbery, and possession of heroin.

Bail has been set at $50,000. Additional charges are pending in both Springfield and West Springfield.

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