Adelino Goncalves, 26, of Brockton, Mass., faces armed robbery charges after police say he attempted to rob the victim at knifepoint for a second time Saturday morning, after he robbed the same victim at knifepoint at the same location last week.
BROCKTON, Mass. — A man was charged with armed robbery after attempting to rob the victim for the second time in a week at the same location Saturday morning, police say.
Adelino Goncalves, 26, of Brockton was charged with two counts of armed robbery and a felony charge of breaking and entering a vehicle or boat at nighttime.
Just before 6 a.m. Saturday morning, police responded to 81 Warren Ave. at the Stop n’ Gas convenience store after a patrol officer was flagged down by two men confronting Goncalves, Brockton police spokesperson Darren Duarte said. One of the men, the 29-year-old male victim, told police that a man, later identified as Goncalves, had robbed him of a wallet and cell phone last week at the same location.
The victim said that during the previous robbery, which occurred on Sept. 21, Goncalves showed a knife and jumped into the victim’s work van, taking off with the merchandise inside.
The victim ran into Goncalves at the same location Saturday morning, where he told police that Goncalves was again carrying a knife and that he demanded money, Duarte said. When arresting Goncalves, officers seized the knife.
Goncalves is expected to be arraigned in Brockton District Court on Monday.