A Chelsea man was arraigned yesterday on an armed-robbery charge for a Sept. 2 robbery at an East Boston drugstore.
Officers arriving on scene at the Walgreens in Central Square were unable to find the suspect, who rode away on a bicycle. But when they distributed surveillance photos from the drug store, other Boston Police officers, a Chelsea police officer and a probation officer assigned to East Boston District Court all quickly IDed Darryl McClure from past encounters, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
McClure, 44, was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail at his arraignment in East Boston District Court yesterday, the DA's office reports. Even if he makes bail, he'll still stay behind bars because Judge Kenneth Fiandaca revoked his bail in several pending cases involving distribution of counterfeit drugs and possession of Class A, Class B and Class E drugs, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, McClure walked into the Walgreens around noon, gave a clerk a note reading "This is a US robbery" and demanded all the money in her register:
The man had his right hand in his sweatshirt pocket as if holding a gun. The clerk complied with the assailant's demands and he fled the scene on a bicycle.