Best Defense? Good Offense.

A light-skinned Hispanic man in his mid-20’s scored some free gas at the BP gas station at 137 Andover Street in Lowell this afternoon, and all he had to do to get it was stick a knife in an employee’s back.
Police were called to the station about 4:49 p.m. An employee reported that he had been pumping gas a short time earlier when a man walked up behind him and stuck a knife in his back.
The man with the knife demanded cash, but the employee spun around and sprayed the would-be robber with gasoline from the pump.
The suspect then fled with a 48-year-old witness in pursuit. The witness lost sight of the suspect in the area of Pond and Pleasant streets.
To make matters even better, the employee was confident that he was attacked by a man who had been inside the gas station about 20 minutes earlier, asking for change for a $20. When the clerk went to make change, the man said he couldn’t find his 20.
As a result, the description here is pretty detailed.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic male, in his mid-20’s, 5’10 to 5’11, with a thin beard. He wore a black and red T-shirt, black shots, and a black and white Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap.
The witness believes he may have seen the suspect get into a burgundy minivan with yellow plates, which could possibly be out-of-state school bus plates, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lowell police at 978-937-3200, UMass Lowell Police at 978-934-2394 or Crimestoppers at 978-459-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent to police via Text-a-Tip, by texting TIP411 (847411) with the subject “LPDTIP.”
Tipsters can remain anonymous, but can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.


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