Haverhill District Court.
A former employee of a River Street convenience store is accused of attempting to rob that business early Monday while she “attempted to make herself look like a male by drawing a mustache with mascara.”
Haverhill police arrested Dawn Phillips Ellison, 44, of 72 River St., Haverhill, at 1:49 a.m., Monday as the result of an investigation into an alleged robbery attempt an hour earlier at Red Hen Market, 56 River St. Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 12:45 a.m., Monday, where a store clerk told police the suspect told him, “Give me all the (expletive) money,” according to Haverhill Police Captain Robert P. Pistone.
“The suspect fled the store without getting anything,” Pistone told WHAV Tuesday. “The victim thought the suspect was named Dawn, who used to work at the store, but she attempted to make herself look like a male by drawing a mustache with mascara. But the clerk recognized the voice.”
Investigators located Ellison at her home, where the clerk identified her as the suspect, Pistone added. She was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to rob.
Ellison was due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court.
In other police news:
A Haverhill man faces an assault charge from police in connection with his arrest Monday afternoon.
Preston Butler, 42, of 2 North St., Haverhill, was arrested at 12:18 p.m., Monday, at 8 North St., on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. He is due to be arraigned in Haverhill District Court.