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Springfield Police: Robbery Victim Bites Suspect

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(George Gonzalez)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield man is under arrest after he allegedly stole a woman’s necklace Wednesday night.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, a 52-year-old woman called to report that she was assaulted and robbed.

The victim told police that as she was walking down Pearl Street towards Chestnut Street, a man came up from behind her, covered her mouth, and stole her gold necklace.

Delaney adds that the victim reported that while the suspect had his over her mouth, “she was able to bite his hand.”

Following the theft of the necklace, the suspect then reportedly took off toward Mattoon Street.

About 45 minutes later, the person matching the suspect’s description was spotted near Mattoon Street and officers approached, that man took off running.

After a short pursuit, Delaney says police were able to capture that suspect, whom the victim was reportedly able to identify, near 115 Chestnut Street.

George Gonzalez, 23, of Springfield, is facing charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery, and resisting arrest.

Delaney notes that the necklace was found in Gonzalez’s pocket and pictures were taken of the bite mark, which he explains is “fantastic evidence.”

Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in Springfield District Court.

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  • Nyrebel9

    Bahaha! Karma’s a b****!!! Glad you got what you deserve you ugly nasty punk!

  • Tiredofthemedia

    Boy. I don’t know about anybody but I’m getting tired of these scumbags

  • Kody61

    The problem is way deeper. That’s why it won’t stop. Dispare, hopelessness ,domestic abuse, addiction ,. What choice do “they” have? Gerbal on a wheel, passed down from generation to ……I don’t have an answer. Hope Someone does.

  • Nyrebel9

    Everybody has choices to choose if they want to improve their life and have a career and goals or be a criminal and a loser. It is a personal choice that takes self motivation and ambition. Nobody is hopeless unless they choose to be. There is job training and help available if you choose to pursue it. No excuses!

  • my3boys

    Id b scared to have gotten anything from biting him u never know these days whose got what

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  • 32 MuddyPaws

    Hope she got a Rabies shot.