Marlborough man faces armed robbery charges


Marlborough man faces armed robbery charges
The Marlborough Police Department is located on Bolton Street. Ariel Antonio Morales, of Marlborough, faces charges of armed robbery. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – A Marlborough man has been charged after an alleged armed robbery at a gas station.

Ariel Antonio Morales, 27, has been charged with armed robbery, which is a felony.

The victim told police that at 10 p.m. May 3, a man and woman went into the office area of Discount Gas at 50 Main Street.

According to the statement of facts filed in Marlborough District Court, the pair yelled at the victim that he robbed them of their money.

“Morales had rushed in while holding a knife and came within two feet of the victim,” court documents said.

According to court documents, Morales had bought gas between 5 and 6 p.m., and the transaction put a $125 hold on his card.

The victim told police that Morales was “extremely angry” and was yelling while holding the open knife.

“The victim said he was afraid that he was going to get stabbed,” police wrote.

According to court documents, the victim gave Morales $100 from his wallet, which Morales took and left the office.

Police said they were able to identify the car that was registered to a woman; the victim told police it was the woman who had entered the office. When police went to their home, Morales answered the door, and Marlborough police said they “immediately recognized” him from the surveillance videos.

Morales was arraigned in Marlborough District Court on May 5. His next appearance is scheduled for June 23.

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