TEWKSBURY (CBS) — A Tewksbury smoke shop worker was held up at knife point Friday night, but first thought it was a joke.
Clerk Kinner Adhwaryu was getting ready to close the store when the masked robber came in through the door.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Hit By Truck On Route 6 In Harwich
“I thought it was a regular customer or one of my friends trying to play a joke,” Adhwaryu said.
But the incident became real in a hurry.
“He came in a strange way and came near the middle of the store and said, ‘Hey give me all the money from the register,” he said.READ MORE: Police Investigate Mattapan Double Shooting
The suspect tried to jump over the counter and Adhwaryu tried to push back.
“He jumped but then I pushed him away. At that time he pulled out the knife and that time I realized I was being robbed,” Adhwaryu said.
He handed the robber the cash and watched him run out of the store.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The Tewksbury Police are in the process of searching for the suspect.