Man robbed while waiting in line at New Bedford store

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are searching for a young man who robbed a 66-year-old customer who was waiting in line at a New Bedford store.

The unarmed robbery happened around 8:30 Thursday morning in the area of Davis Street and Achushnet Avenue.  Police did not identify the store where it took place.

According to investigators, a 66-year-old man was waiting to make a purchase, when the robber walked up from behind and reached into the customer’s pockets.  The two men struggled and wrestled to the floor, before the robber made off with a small amount of cash.  The victim was not injured.

The suspect was last seen running through yards on Collette Street before continuing east on Davis Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Bedford Police Detectives at (508) 991-6300 or leave an anonymous tip at (508) 961-4584.

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