Pair accused of holding up Fall River store

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police were able to track down and arrest two suspects after a city store was held up at knifepoint.

According to police, the Tedeschi’s on Pleasant Street was robbed by two masked men brandishing a knife just before 6:30 p.m. Monday. Officers secured the area and spoke with eyewitnesses, who said the suspects entered 1280 Pleasant Street.

As police arrived at the address two men were exiting, but not with the same clothing described by the victims. Investigators followed them while others searched the hallway, where they found clothing and masks with eye holes cut out, as well as a knife.

Police then arrested the two men, identified as David P. Fields and Tyler Ferreira, both of Fall River.

Fields, 22, of Locust Street, was charged with armed and masked robbery, receiving stolen property, and furnishing a false name at time of arrest. Police said he also had three outstanding arrest warrants out for assault and battery and vandalizing property.

Ferreira, 24, of Willow Street, was charged with armed and masked robbery and conspiracy.

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