Are You in Florida for Spring Training? Come meet Globe Sports Writers Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham! Click for more info.

SPRINGFIELD

Suspected thief locked inside Springfield store

Continue reading below

It was easy for police to nab the suspect in an apparent gas station robbery: The manager had locked him inside. A man entered the Pride store at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and demanded money, Springfield police said. The alleged robber kept his hand in his pocket, leading the manager to believe he was armed. The manager told him to leave. The thief responded by throwing a 2-liter bottle of soda, which struck the worker in the head, police said. After a scuffle, the manager locked the door as the suspect allegedly stuffed cigarettes in his pockets. Witnesses called 911 and police arrived to find the suspect locked in. Police arrested Curtis Garrett, 60.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com