Would-Be Ninja Attempts to Rob Drycleaner

Jason Hicks |

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — A man witnesses say was wearing a black ninja outfit and wielding a sword attempted to rob Galaxy Cleaners, Weymouth, Mass., according to police.
The man, sporting a black ski mask and wearing a sword in a sheath on his belt, first walked into the nearby Tedeschi convenience store, according to police Sgt. Richard Fuller.
“All the witnesses said he was dressed like a ninja,” Fuller told the Patriot Ledger. “He was in all black, including the black ski mask.” Witnesses also said he was carrying a “ninja sword.”
When the would-be ninja noticed a Tedeschi clerk calling the police, he removed his mask and asked if she was calling about him, Fuller said. When she said she was, he left the store and walked into Galaxy Cleaners.
At the drycleaning plant, witnesses say the man pointed a sword at the register and told the counterperson to hand over the money inside. When the clerk told him she couldn’t open the drawer, the man left.
Police are still searching for the man, who witnesses describe as being in his late 20s.

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Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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