Chelmsford Gas Station Robbed By Man With Machete; Search on for Suspect

No other customers were inside the gas station at the time and no other injuries were reported

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A man armed with a machete allegedly robbed a gas station Saturday night in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, police said, and a search is underway for the suspect.

Chelmsford officers responded to New World Gas Station at 270 Littleton Rd. around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, police said, where a clerk reported being robbed by the man brandishing a machete.

The clerk told officers that the man, believed to be in his 20s, was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and a black mask and approached him with the weapon, demanding he place all of the money from the cash register into a grocery bag.

The clerk complied, police said, and the man left the store on foot before heading towards what appeared to be a black sedan and driving back towards the center of town.

Police said there were no other customers inside the gas station at the time of the robbery. No injuries were reported.

It's unclear how much money the robber got away with.

Police say they are reviewing security camera footage, which they have yet to release. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Chelmsford Police Department at 978-256-2521.

An investigation is ongoing.

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