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Attempted robber flees Derry store after toy gun breaks

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
 

The attempted robbery Thursday of a convenience store in Derry Township was thwarted by a customer who unwittingly discovered the robber was using a toy gun, state police at Greensburg said.

Police said a man entered the convenience store about 1 a.m. and threatened the clerk with what appeared to be a handgun.

Police said a customer in the store began struggling with the gunman and during the struggle the robber's toy gun, which resembled an automatic rifle, broke.

Trooper Stephen Limani said the gunman, wearing a dark blue or black sweatshirt over a light blue hooded jacket and blue gloves, then fled the store on foot empty-handed.

Anyone with information is asked to telephone state police at Greensburg at 724-832-3288.

 

 
 


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