Video shows robber smashing convenience store door with a cash register

Police are looking for the suspect.

Police are looking for a man who pulled a knife on a convenience store clerk and then smashed through a glass door during a robbery attempt in Methuen on Wednesday, according to a statement by police.

The incident happened at 4:12 p.m. at the Stop Quick store on Haverhill Street.

“The clerk immediately fought back and drove the suspect away from the counter,’’ wrote Methuen police in the statement.

Armed Robbery With A Knife – Stop Quick Convenience Store

Armed Robbery With A Knife – Stop Quick Convenience Store (12 Haverhill St.) This afternoon around 4:12 pm, an unidentified male suspect attempted to rob the Stop Quick convenience store. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk immediately fought back and drove the suspect away from the counter. The suspect grabbed the cash register and attempted to exit the store. The clerk had locked the door so the suspect could not leave the store. He began to smash the door with the register until he was able to break the glass flee on foot out of the store. Before fleeing the store, the male dropped the knife. The suspect entered the passenger’s front door of a blue SUV (possibly a Jeep) and was last seen heading down Cypress Ave. towards Lawrence. The suspect is described as a white male, 6’4”, 250 lbs, approx. 35 years old, wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. The suspect may have injuries from exiting the front glass door. If you recognize this male subject, please contact the Methuen Police Department at 978-983-8698 or Detective Rick Pilz at 978-983-8783

Posted by Robert Rogers on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The suspect grabbed the cash register and tried to leave the store, but the clerk locked the door, said police. That’s when the robber used the cash register to smash the door and dive from the building through the broken glass. Before fleeing, the man dropped his knife, said police.

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Police say the suspect is a white male, 6-foot-4-inches tall, 250 pounds, and about 35 years old, and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and sweatpants. He may also have injuries from jumping through the broken glass. He was last seen in a blue SUV heading toward Lawrence.

Police released the following video of the incident and are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect to call 978-983-8698.

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