A masked teenager brandishing a large machete robbed a gas station Monday night on Route 44 in Raynham, police said.
The man, who witnesses estimated to be about 17 years old, walked into the Hess Gas Station at 11:19 p.m. waving a “large sword” and demanded money from the two clerks on duty, Raynham Police Captain Richard Pacheco said. The clerks gave the man the contents of the cash register, and he fled, Pacheco said.
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras within the store. The white or Hispanic man, approximately 5-foot-8 and 150 to 170 pounds, can be seen with machete in hand wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up and a black bandana on his face
This is the first time a sword has been used for a robbery in Raynham, Pacheco said.
“We’ve had many robberies over the years but nothing like that,” Pacheco said. “I’ve never really seen anything quite like that.”
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