Owner Chases Out Would Be Robber
A New Bedford man is under arrest after police say he attempted to rob a convenience store.
Detective Captain Steven Vicente says a man, later identified as Edward Tuffo, entered the 7-11 on Coggeshall Street at 12:15 Friday morning with a knife and demanded money from the clerk.
The owner of the store then grabbed a baseball bat and chased him out of the store.
The owner followed Tuffo to the area of Mitchell Street where he discarded a kitchen knife and some clothing.
Tuffo was later arrested by police then identified by the clerk. Tuffo is being charged with one count of attempted unarmed robbery.