Knife-wielding robber holds up South Attleboro gas station


ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are looking for the suspect in a robbery at a Grampy’s Corner Store in South Attleboro Monday afternoon.

The man entered the store on Newport Avenue (state route 1A), showed a knife and demanded money from the clerk, Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney told Eyewitness News. The amount of cash that was taken was not disclosed. No customers were in the store and nobody was hurt.

Police believe after he ran out of the store with the cash, he then ran to a parked vehicle on nearby Clayton Street to get away.

The clerk, Felipe Tamup, was back at work Tuesday. He told Eyewitness News it was the scariest day of his life.

“I’m scared. I not move. I could see the knife. it was a big knife,” Tamup said.

The clerk said the suspect pretended to buy a soda when he slipped Tamup a note with the word “dinero” – which is Spanish for money.

“He ask me for the money. He tell me ‘I need the money.’ Ok, I tell him ‘I give you $2. I help you for $2. And he tell me, all the money,” said Tamup, who added the suspect then flashed a knife and warned him to wait five minutes before calling police.

Tamup estimates the thief got away with $600 to $700.

Tamup said this is the second time he’s been robbed. The suspect in the first was caught. He hopes the same thing happens in this case.

“For now he robs the money. Next time, I think he kill somebody with the knife.”

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Lt. Tim Cook at Attleboro police headquarters.

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