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Lawrence liquor store owner, 69, thwarts attempted armed robbery

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LAWRENCE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 69-year-old liquor store owner allegedly thwarted an attempted armed robbery of McCann's Liquors on South Union Street Sunday night.

Arturo Taveras, owner of McCann's Liquors, has been robbed before and he was not about to be victimized again.

Taveras told police a masked man walked into his store at about 10:30 p.m., pulled a gun on him, and demanded all his money; however, instead of emptying his register, Taveras removed his gun from his waistband and pointed it at the suspect, reports The Eagle Tribune.

When the suspect saw Taveras' gun, he fled the store heading south on South Union Street and then west on Andover Street.

Police said the male suspect is described as approximately 6'0" tall with an athletic build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, and dark shoes.

Taveras also said the suspect spoke English with no noticeable accent.

Taveras was pistol-whipped and tied up with electrical tape during a March 2011 attempted robbery at McCann's Liquors. Two suspects pleaded guilty to attacking and trying to rob Taveras. They are both serving state prison sentences, reports the newspaper.

For more information: The Eagle Tribune

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