Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Take my money!

Man Robs Store With 'HIV-Infected' Syringe

POSTED: 11:35 am EST January 17, 2006

UPDATED: 11:38 am EST January 17, 2006

Police in Rockland, Mass., are searching for a man who robbed a liquor store with a needle and syringe he claimed was infected with HIV-infected blood.

Investigators said Vinay Patel, 29, owner of Station Liquors on East Water Street, said a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt walked into his store and threatened to stab him with the HIV-infected needle unless he handed over cash.

The man was videotaped lunging forward and threatening to stick Patel.

"It's the AIDS virus he said he had in the syringe," Patel said. "It looked like blood."

Patel handed over about $1,000 from the store's register and the man fled on foot.

"I wasn't expecting anything like this here," Patel said.

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