HYANNIS – [DEVELOPING] – Two men are in custody after a failed armed robbery attempt where a toy Nerf gun was allegedly brandished, according to sources.
Barnstable Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy on North Street shortly after 9:15 this morning for a report of man with a gun… possibly a fake gun.
As you will hear in the following HN Video, police encountered one of the male suspects still on scene. Upon further investigation, that individual was arrested, reportedly for an armed robbery attempt. The “weapon” shown during the alleged stickup was said to be a toy Nerf gun.
The second suspect is alleged to have fled the scene in a blue 2011 Lexus with the Nerf gun still inside the vehicle. Police eventually caught up to him at a residence in Centerville… and the suspect then voluntarily drove to meet investigators at Barnstable Police Headquarters.
The following HN Video shows both suspects arriving at Barnstable District Court this afternoon. The video also contains still photos of the second suspect arriving at police headquarters where he was taken into custody, his vehicle was reportedly also processed and photographed.
Nobody was injured during the Nerf gun robbery attempt.
The following is the actual BPD media statement:
On Tuesday January 26, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Barnstable Police were called to CVS at 176 North St. Hyannis regarding an attempted armed robbery.
The pharmacist tending to the drive thru informed the police that a male sitting behind the driver of a blue Lexus pointed what may have been a fake-gun at him and demanded Gabapentin.
After the pharmacist shut the drive thru window on the suspects, the driver continued around the building and parked the Lexus in the CVS parking lot. His only passenger, 35 year old Nicholas Famigliette of Hyannis, then entered the store and attempted to fill a prescription from a different pharmacy employee.
As police were investigating the incident, the Lexus driver left the CVS while Famigliette was still inside the store and he was placed under arrest.
Upon further investigation, 42 year old Centerville resident Luke Matthews was positively identified by police as the driver of the blue Lexus and he was asked to come into the station regarding the incident. Matthews arrived at the station a short time later, where he was questioned and then placed under arrest.
Both Nicholas Famigliette and Luke Matthews were charged with Attempt to Commit a Crime – Armed Robbery. Famigliette was additionally charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (spring loaded knife), which was discovered on him while he was in CVS.
As you will see in the following HN Video, both suspects were brought in to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court today.
[HN VIDEO – PRESS PLAY]
* All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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