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Suspect Charged With Attempted Armed Robbery

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Police make a quick arrest following an attempted robbery at a New Bedford variety store. 

Det. Capt. Steve Vicente says a man entered Penny’s Variety on Arnold Street Wednesday night, wearing a hoodie and mask and demanding the clerk open the register.  The clerk refused, and when a second employee emerged from a back room, the man ran from the store without getting anything. 

The employee saw an outline of a weapon underneath the man’s sweatshirt, but he never showed it. 

Police were called, and within minutes a suspect walking at  Hawthorne and Ash Streets and was taken into custody.  Police say 24 year old Tyrell Williams was carrying a backpack that contained the seatshirt, mask gloves and a pellet gun.  He was charged with attemped armed robbery while masked.

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