State police investigate attempted armed robbery in Thompson

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THOMPSON – Police are on the lookout for a man who tried to rob a Thompson store at knifepoint.

On Sunday just before 8 a.m. state police responded to Bud’s Country Store on Quinabaug Road in Thompson for a reported attempted armed robbery.

The store clerk told police that he was working at the counter when a man wearing a black mask over his face walked into the store. The man showed a knife and demanded money.

He chased the robber from the store and the robber ran to a black car parked a few yards north on Route 131 and took off north into Dudley, Mass.

The suspect was described as a thin, white male, believed to be in his early 20s and between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white hood strings, ripped blue jeans with a long belt, and dark-colored sneakers with white outlined soles.

He didn’t get away with any money, said police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Bavosi at 860-779-4943 or Troop D at 860-779-4900. All calls will be kept confidential.