Would-be Robber Sprayed With Gas

September 13, 2011 by USA Post 

Would-be Robber Sprayed With Gas, An employee at gas station quick-thinking fought a robber armed with a knife the only way he knew how – to thwart the thief would be, with the gasoline pump.

The suspect had gone to the staff of the PA in Lowell, Massachusetts, pressed a knife in his back and demanded money.

However, the clerk responded with the aim of the nozzle of the gas pump to your attacker and pull the trigger, forcing the man to flee the scene.

The operator and the customer to another tried to run after the suspect, who could have jumped in a van with burgundy yellow plates.

A surveillance camera captured the incident, but as in a pump on the opposite side of the station exactly when the fired employee is obscured.

The video has, however, get a good photo of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic man with light skin in his mid-20′s, between 5’10 “and 5’11″.

The suspect went to the BP station twice – once to ask about chance and then five minutes later he returned armed.

“He came up behind him and show the knife and asked for the money,” said Rajendra Patel, who owns the gas station, WHDH-TV.

“My assistant gas turned and tried to grab the nozzle and tried to spray, so the man is scared and just run.”

Video surveillance shows the nozzle of the gas pump and the suspect fled stumbling from the scene.

Patrons | terra said gas operator had the right to defend itself.

“That’s what I’m thinking – you spray gas. I just hope, you know, the next time that man has a match or a lighter,” said Andy Garabedian, one of the clients.

Patel said it was a scene of fear that fortunately ended well. “[I'm] glad that nothing happened. Nobody [will] damage,” he told WHDH-TV.

By the time the suspect was wearing a black and red shirt, black pants and a cap of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Authorities are still searching for the suspect.

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