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Police say man tried to rob Puyallup business with fake gun through bullet-proof glass

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Oct. 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm with No Comments »
October 22, 2012 3:59 pm

A man who this morning tried to rob a Puyallup business through bullet-proof glass while using a fake gun was not successful, according to Puyallup police.

The South Hill resident, 35, allegedly demanded money from the female clerk of the business just before 10:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of South Meridian.

She refused from behind the safety glass, and he fled on a bicycle, police said.

No one was injured.

Police said they found the suspect nearby, and that he was identified by the clerk and booked into Pierce County Jail for investigation of attempted robbery.

He told investigators he used a homemade fake gun to try to rob the business, according to police.

Officers did not find a firearm, fake or otherwise, when they searched the area, police said.

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