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Police: Man throws gas on store clerk during Lowell robbery

January 6, 2015

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Lowell police are looking for a man they say threw gasoline on a convenience store clerk and threatened to set him on fire before making off with hundreds of dollars.

Police say the suspect, dressed in black, with a black hat, and wearing sunglasses, walked into Jerry’s Food Store carrying a small bottle filled with gasoline at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

The suspect threw some gas on the worker and showed a cigarette lighter.

The man demanded all the money in the register and fled with $800 to $900.

The clerk was not hurt.

Police have released surveillance images of the suspect and are asking members of the public who recognize him to call.

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