CRIME

Dog Attacks Would-Be Gas Station Robber

02/16/2015 12:17 pm ET | Updated Feb 17, 2015
Saco Police Department

This dog took a bite out of crime.

A man tried to rob Holly’s gas station in Saco, Maine at gunpoint on February 9. Late last week, authorities released video that show's a gas station employee's dog attacking the suspect. The dog, a pit bull-boxer mix named Thor, was friendly and wagging his tail at the suspect before the man pushed his owner, Justin Ireland. The shove caused Ireland to let go of Thor's harness, which is when Thor bit the assailant on the hand and on both sides of his face. The suspect then fled the gas station.

According to a statement on the Saco Police Department's Facebook page, "the suspect is described as a [white male] 5’10, 180 lbs and was last seen wearing a Navy blue hooded sweat shirt and on the front is the word 'GAP', black pants, grey and black gloves, a black winter style hat and a dark green mask with an orange liner covering the bottom of his face."

The police also released this sketch of the suspect.

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Authorities ask anyone with information on the robbery to call the Saco Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 207-282-8216.

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