Fall River Police Searching for Suspect in Armed Robbery
FALL RIVER — On January 7th, 2018 at approximately 3:50 a.m., officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division were dispatched to Irving and Pleasant Streets in regards to an armed robbery. Officer Timothy Magan, along with Sergeants’ Bryan Nadeau and Brett Kimball, were then redirected to the intersection of Albion and Downing Streets, because the victim had moved from the area.
The 26-year-old female victim told responding officers that she received a text message from a friend asking her to bring cigarettes to the intersection of Irving and Pleasant Streets. The complainant stated she bought cigarettes, and when she arrived at the intersection, her friend was already there waiting. The victim stated that when she removed the cigarettes from her pocket, $80 became visible for a moment. The victim stated the suspect reached into her pocket and took the money. The victim reached out to retrieve the money, but the suspect brandished a knife.
The victim told officers that she asked the suspect, "You’re really gonna stab me over $80?" The suspect replied, "You’re really gonna get stabbed over $80." The victim stated she ran from the area and contacted police.
A friend of the victim informed officers that the victim made arrangements to buy heroin at 2:00 a.m. at the Irving and Pleasant Street intersection. On arrival at the intersection, the victim told the friend she was robbed by ‘Cassie’.
The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Cassandra McElroy. She is described as a female, approximately 5’3” in height, 130 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Officers responded to her last known address on Irving Street, but were unable to locate her.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cassandra McElroy is asked to contact Officer Timothy Magan (Tmagan@FRPD.ORG), the Fall River Police Department at (508) 676-8511, or the ‘TIPS’ line at 508-672-TIPS (8477).
--Fall River Police