LAWRENCE (CBS) – Lawrence Police arrested a man accused of trying to rob a Park Street store with a syringe.
Thirty-five-year-old Eric Aponte is charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest and armed robbery.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
Police are crediting the store owner for helping them track down Aponte.
Union Supermarket owner Jose Batista said he ran after the suspect and called him so he wouldn’t get away.READ MORE: Treasured Photo Album Returned To Gloucester Bar Made Famous By 'The Perfect Storm'
Video from his store’s security system shows Aponte allegedly move toward a female clerk with the needle then try and get away with the cash register. He dropped the register when Batista came out of his office.
He’s relieved police were able to make an arrest.MORE NEWS: Chelsea Giving Free Air Conditioning Units To Eligible Residents
“I feel good take bad people out of the street,” said Batista.