Charlestown Man Faces Charges Over Robbery of Woman at Plaza

A roundup of Braintree cases going through Quincy District Court. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction unless otherwise stated.

Vincent J. Martorano, 42 of Charlestown, was arraigned in Quincy District Court on charges of unarmed robbery of a person age 60 or older, assault and battery on a disabled person age 60 or older, and larceny over $250.

The case was continued to Jan. 8. A judge ordered Martorano held on $15,000 bail at the Norfolk County House of Correction.

The charges stem from a May 13, 2012 incident in Braintree at 6:30 p.m. when police were dispatched to the area the South Shore Plaza for a report of a woman being dragged by a motor vehicle.

Police said the victim was placing purchased items inside her car when a white male jumped out of another vehicle, grabbed the woman's pocketbook and two shopping bags, then got back into the car and fled the scene, according to the police report.



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