Niagara Gazette

Web Extra

September 25, 2013

Video shows thief making off with entire cash register

LAWRENCE, Mass. — When a thief couldn't convince a liquor store clerk to open the cash drawer on her register so he could take money, he pulled the entire register off the counter and ran away.

Surveillance video shows a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a pink fedora walk into the Super Liquors store Thursday night in this suburb north of Boston. He pulled the sleeves of his sweatshirt over his hands and reached around the counter, apparently trying to open the register for himself.

When the clerk walks up, he tells her to open it, but she initially sounds confused; police noted that due to a language barrier, she may not have understood the demand. After a few more seconds of arguing, the man says, "Alright," and grabs the entire register off the counter.

A witness riding his bike in the area told police he saw the suspect run around a corner carrying the register. He dropped it at one point, but quickly picked it up and kept running. Police said he may have jumped into a waiting car.

The robber was not believed to have a weapon. Police were still looking for him and the cash register as of Tuesday.

Details for this story were reported by The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Mass.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Web Extra
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page