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VIDEO: Man Threatens To Give Clerk AIDS During Attempted Armed Robbery, Walpole Police Say

WALPOLE (CBS) -- Walpole Police have released surveillance video of a man who allegedly told a liquor store clerk he would give him AIDS during an attempted armed robbery on Sunday.

The incident happened at East Walpole Liquor Store on Route 1 shortly before 3 p.m.

Police say the would-be robber told the clerk "gimme all the money, or I'll give you AIDS." Investigators say the man had a small "weapon" of some kind with a red tip in his hand, but they couldn't confirm what it was.

The clerk responded by pulling a bat from behind the counter, and the man ran away, police said. It's unclear in which direction he ran. No one was hurt.

In the video, the man appears to be wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with multi-colored stripes, a dark-colored bandana over his face, dark gloves, and light-colored pants.

The video also appears to show him randomly pressing buttons on the cash register to try and open it before leaving the store.

As of Sunday night, no arrests had been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Walpole Police at (508) 668-1212

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