NEW BEDFORD — A North End convenience store was robbed late Wednesday night and a threatening call was made to the store a few hours later, police said.
A suspect walked into Tedeschi's Food Shops, 450 Ashley Blvd., and demanded cash about 11:45 p.m. and then fled in an unknown direction, according to Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez, a spokesman for the New Bedford Police Department.
No weapon was shown and there were no injuries in the robbery, he said. The suspect's face was also concealed.
About 2 a.m., slightly more than two hours after robbery, a call of a threatening nature was received at the store, Rodriguez said. According to the NBPD logs, the threat occurred between 2 and 2:05 a.m. Thursday and was reported to New Bedford police at 2:02 a.m.
The incident is described on the log as witness intimidation and Rodriguez confirmed a connection with the earlier robbery. He would not discuss what was said during the call.
New Bedford detectives are investigating, he said.