Man arrested after robbery at adult store in Northboro leads to standoff outside Walmart, police say

NORTHBORO, Mass. — A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at an Amazing Intimate Essential store in Northboro was arrested after a standoff in the parking lot of a nearby Walmart early Friday morning, officials said.

Ross Bourgeois, 34, of Worcester, was slated to be arraigned Friday on charges including armed robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, breach of the peace, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to the Northboro Police Department.

Officers responding to a report of an armed robbery at the Amazing at 15 Belmont Street around 10:30 p.m. Thursday spotted Bourgeois walking along Lawrence Street, police said.

When officers ordered Bourgeois to stop, he took off into the woods, prompting police in Northboro, Westboro, and Shrewsbury to establish a perimeter in the Route 9 and Lawrence Street area.

With the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police and the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, investigators found Bourgeois hiding in a wooded area near the Walmart at 200 Otis Street.

Attempts were made by officers at the perimeter to negotiate Bourgeois’ surrender, but he refused to comply, police said. Special negotiators were called to the scene and were able to talk him into surrendering around 3 a.m. Friday.

Police noted that Bourgeois was found in possession of a replica firearm and a double-edged knife when he was taken into custody.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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