Arrest Made in Convenience Story Robbery

Both were armed with knives and struggled for several minutes

An arrest has been made in the armed robbery of a convenience store in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Police say 36-year-old Jose Tirado-Sanchez has been taken into custody and charged with armed robbery while masked, armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and vandalizing property.

Fall River Police Department

According to police, on Sunday Tirado-Sanchez entered Jarek's Market located at 362 Fifth Street in Fall River.

The store owner told police that the male suspect entered the store and jumped onto the counter and began swinging a knife while demanding money.

While the owner was trying to retrieve cash he armed himself with a knife and began fighting off the suspect.

The owner managed to knock the knife out of the suspect's hand but dropped the knife he was holding at the same time.

The suspect rearmed himself with the owners knife and continued his attack until running from the store.

Surveillance cameras inside "Jarke's Market" captured the attack.

Police were on an unrelated call Monday night where one of the officers noticed a male fitting the physical description of the suspect and placed him under arrest for the robbery.

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