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Police: Robber with toy gun chased off

July 13, 2009

Authorities in Alabama say a man who attempted to rob a store with a toy gun was foiled by a worker wielding a real weapon — a cricket bat.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said a man entered the Bee Gee’s gas station Saturday in Pine Grove, flashed a toy gun and demanded money, the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register reported Monday.

After noticing that the suspect’s gun had an orange tip at the end of the barrel, the employee grabbed a cricket bat and the suspect … fled the store without getting any money, sheriff’s Cpl. Mike Gaull said.

Gaull said investigators arrested Justin Blake Sims, 22, and charged him with first-degree robbery. He was being held at the Baldwin County Corrections Center in lieu of $25,000 bail.


Source: upi



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