SUNDERLAND, Mass. (WWLP) - "Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight." A liquor store clerk foiled a robbery attempt by pulling a gun on an admittedly drugged-up man, armed with a knife in Sunderland Friday afternoon.
Sunderland Police Chief Jeffrey Gilbert told 22News that a man wearing a white knit cap with holes cut out for his eyes, walked into the Spirit Shoppe on Amherst Road, and pulled out a large knife.
According to Chief Gilbert, the robber told the clerk, "I'm all cracked out! Give me all your cash."
At that point the clerk displayed his own weapon, a handgun of unspecified caliber, and the unsuccessful robber ran out of the store empty handed.
No one was hurt.
Police dogs were called in to track the suspect, but they lost the scent on Amherst Road leading police to believe he may have gotten into a waiting getaway car.