Police say an armed robber threatened to kill a clerk and and stole $14.24 worth of snacks, beverages and toilet paper from a store early Tuesday morning in Springfield, Massachusetts.
When 23-year-old Steven Tavarez of Springfield brought his groceries to check out, he gave the clerk at the Sumner Avenue Sunoco station his New York benefit card, which included his ID. After it was rejected because the account had no funds, police say he pulled a switchblade out, assaulting the clerk and threatening to kill him.
Springfield Police say Tavarez fled the store with a bag of Doritos, a sandwich, a V8, a water bottle and a roll of toilet paper.
Tavarez was found with the knife, the stolen goods and the ID card, police said. He is charged with armed robbery, threatening to murder and destruction of property.
The suspect was expected to be arraigned Tuesday.
Information on an attorney for Tavarez was not immediately available.
Photo Credit: Springfield Police
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