New Bedford police ID attempted robbery suspect

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — New Bedford authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of attempting to hold up a store on Summer Street.

Police say 18-year-old Javante Antone, of Bannister Street in New Bedford, is wanted for attempted armed robbery.

Photos courtesy of New Bedford Police
Photos courtesy of New Bedford Police

According to police, Antone entered the Royal 7 Food and Deli on Summer Street on Thursday and attempted to hold up the store with a knife. Police said he was wearing a mask and he left the scene without getting any money.

At the time of the incident, officers say Antone’s hair was longer and curlier than in the mugshot police released.

Anyone with information on Antone’s whereabouts is asked to contact Det. William Sauve at (508) 991-6300 X130.

Callers can also leave an anonymous tip at (508) 961-4584.

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