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Clerk foils would-be robber at Tacoma store

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 5, 2010 at 8:05 am with 2 Comments »
April 5, 2010 8:05 am

It pays to watch those surveillance cameras.

A clerk  spotted a masked man outside a convenience store in the 2600 block of North Pearl Street early Monday. The clerk ran to a back room and locked the door, Tacoma police reported.

Meanwhile, the masked bandit entered the store wielding a gun about 12:40 a.m. He looked around for the clerk but finding neither the clerk nor anyone else, left empty handed.

Tacoma police responded and checked the area. They did not find the suspect.

The investigation was continuing.

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  1. tubbythetuba says:

    Not “foiled”…..avoided. Not a bad thing, but, please used the correct word….A properly “foiled” armed robber has a .45acp planted in his chest, never to rob again.

  2. tree_guy says:

    More likely he was a would-be rapist. He left when he didn’t find anyone to rape. If he were a robber he would have stolen something.

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