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Man robs Baskin-Robbins with syringe filled with AIDS

By Mason White 4:42 PM April 27, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A man threatened employees at a Baskin-Robbins, with a syringe that was allegedly filled with AIDS, police in Oregon said.

Portland Police said that they are looking to arrest and charge the man, who walked into the ice cream shop at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and threatened workers with the hypodermic needle.

The man used the syringe in order to steal an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot. “The guy just walked in and said: ‘This is a robbery, This is a needle full of AIDS,’ and ‘Open the cash drawer.’ I did,” Katharine Pepin, who was working at the store during the robbery, said.

The 19-year-old employee saw what seemed like a hypodermic needle that was filled with a bloody substance. Pepin called police after the man ran off.

Pepin returned to work the next day. Police said that they are looking for a white man in his 20s, who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair. He wore glasses and bright clothes.