Police: Machete-wielding man robbed Family Dollar


NEW BEDFORD, Mass (WPRI) – Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly robbed a store while armed with a machete.

A female employee at the Family Dollar on Rodney French Boulevard told police that at around 10 p.m. Sunday, a man carrying a machete approached her, grabbed her shirt and demanded cash.

The man then reached into the cash register, grabbed some money, and took off.

There were two employees in the store when the alleged robbery happened, neither was hurt.

The suspect was wearing a mask and gloves, so they didn’t get a look at his face.

Anyone with information that could help lead to an arrest is asked to call to call the New Bedford Police Department at (508) 992-7463.

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