Man robs Beacon Hill drugstore, makes bomb threat to nearby BPL branch as a diversion
Updated, 6 p.m.
Boston Police report a man who robbed the CVS at Charles Circle this morning handed workers a note that said there were bombs both there and at the nearby West End branch of the BPL and to give the man all their good drugs.
Bombs were not found at either location, police say:
The note further stated that someone would be watching the store in the event police were called. Provided police weren't called, in 2 1/2 hours time, bombs would be deactivated in the pharmacy and the library. After receiving an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs, the suspect fled the store on foot.
Because the man could have run across the Longfellow into Cambridge or hopped on the Red Line, Cambridge, State and MBTA police were also brought into the search.