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Police: Man who robbed Concord’s Moose Lodge was member

66-year-old Harold Williams of Belmont turned himself in at the Concord Police Department on Sunday evening, Aug. 4, 2013. Williams has been charged with robbery.

66-year-old Harold Williams of Belmont turned himself in at the Concord Police Department on Sunday evening, Aug. 4, 2013. Williams has been charged with robbery.

The Belmont man charged with robbing Concord’s Moose Lodge is a member of the club who visited the location regularly, the police said. On Sunday morning, 66-year-old Harold Williams ordered a cup of coffee before pulling out a knife and demanding cash from a male employee, the police said.

The employee didn’t know the robber’s name but was able to provide a description that was later compared to video surveillance from inside the 170 N. State St. building, said Concord police Lt. Timothy O’Malley.

O’Malley said the description was then circulated to club members and organizers until someone recognized Williams as the robber.

“It was really simple and straightforward,” he said. “Basically, once they had a good description and they had the corroborating video evidence, it was just a matter of finding someone who knew the guy’s name.”

After Williams was identified, the police issued a warrant for his arrest. Williams turned himself in to the Concord police shortly before 7 p.m., the police said.

He was charged with robbery and arraigned yesterday at Concord’s district court.

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