New Bedford man charged in cigarette robbery

Mugshot courtesy of New Bedford Police

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Bedford man was arrested Thursday morning and charged in an unarmed robbery at a city store.

David M. Cote, 28, was arrested without incident at his Norton Court home following an investigation by Det. Barry Pacheco.

Cote is accused of stealing four packs of cigarettes from the Lucky 7 variety store on Cottage Street on the night of Sept. 25. After the suspect’s credit card was declined, he ripped the cigarettes from the clerk’s hands and fled in a waiting vehicle.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned before a judge Thursday afternoon on a charge of unarmed robbery.

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