Billerica teacher's boyfriend charged with robbery
WORCESTER, Mass. -- The boyfriend of a Billerica middle school teacher who's charged with pointing a gun at a man's face during a robbery has been arrested.
Andrew Pasquale of West Boylston was held on $20,000 bail at his arraignment on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in court on Wednesday.
Prosecutors say the 36-year-old Pasquale and 27-year-old Jennifer Horton robbed the victim in a car on Friday in Worcester. Horton pleaded not guilty Monday. She has been suspended from her job as a sixth-grade teacher at Marshall Middle School in Billerica.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that police allege Horton held a gun in the victim's face while Pasquale went through his pockets. Police say they stole $103, OxyContin pills and a Social Security card.
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