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New Bedford store clerk foils knife-wielding robber by pulling out a sword

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A New Bedford convenience store clerk pulled a sword on a man who tried to rob him while armed with a knife, causing the bandit to flee, New Bedford police said. The assailant walked into the Lucky Seven Grocery store on Country Street just before noon Tuesday and pointed a knife at the 24-year-old clerk, police said. In response, the clerk pulled out a sword he kept behind the counter and the knife-wielding man fled, said Detective Captain Steven Vicente. Police described the assailant as a white male approximately 40 years old, 5 foot 9, with a heavy build and a brown mustache.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@globe.com
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