Boston Police report Peter Farrell, 22, managed to rob the Cumberland Farms at 628 E. 5th St. on Sunday even though the gloves he was wearing meant he couldn't operate the touch-screen cash register to open it.
Police say Farrell walked into the store as a clerk was closing it around 10:55 p.m., went around the counter and threatened the clerk with a knife:
The suspect ordered the victim to the ground and started to steal money from the cash safe. After stealing from cash safe, the suspect then attempted to open the touch screen cash register, but was unable to do so due to the fact that he was wearing gloves. The suspect then demanded the victim to open the cash register, to which the victim complied. The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of US Currency.
Thanks in part to surveillance video, detectives were quickly able to finger Farrell as the suspect. They arrested him at home yesterday, police say.