New Bedford store clerk foils robbery by man armed with knife by pulling out a sword

A New Bedford convenience store clerk pulled a sword on a man who tried to rob him while armed with a knife.

The man with the knife ran from the man with the sword, according to New Bedford police.


According to police, the assailant walked into the Lucky Seven Grocery store Tuesday just before noon, and pointed a knife at the 24-year-old clerk.

In response, the clerk pulled out a sword he kept behind the counter, police Detective Captain Steven Vicente said. The knife-wielding man fled the County Street store.

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The clerk was unharmed and no money was taken.

Police describe the assailant as a white male approximately 40years old, 5 feet 9 inches, heavy build, with a brown mustache. He was last seen wearing an olive green winter coat, blue jeans, and white and blue sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Bedford Police.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at
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