Clerks tied up in New Bedford armed robbery
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (NBC) -- Surveillance video recorded a violent attack at a store in New Bedford.
Police said three robbers tied up the clerks at Quichelenses Market on North Front Street.
Unwanted visitors with bad intentions barge into a convenience store on North Front Street on Sunday night.
Marcos Ventura, one of the clerks in the store said a gun quickly came out and the robber said, "Don't move; stay right there," so I stayed. I didn't move."
One of the masked robbers was wielding a knife and forced Ventura to the floor.
The thieves then started rummaging through the store. They emptied the cash register drawer. One of the suspects then tried to tie Ventura up with a cable from the store's computer but that doesn't work.
So they take him to the back of the store where he said they tied him up, along with his co-worker.
Meanwhile, the robbers spent minutes cleaning the place out, even grabbing coins out of a change box.
The store clerks were not hurt and the robbers left with the store's cash.
"We work hard for nothing. That's no good. That's not fair. We need more security. Like the police need to do something," said Ventura.
There is another security camera right across the street from the store one, that is mounted on a utility pole. The clerk says someone tried to rob him once before, last year, but he was able to fight off that unarmed would-be thief.