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Would-be robber runs with scissors, escapes injury — but not jail
First Published Aug 28 2014 08:50 am • Last Updated Aug 28 2014 11:54 am

Scissors just wouldn’t do it for a would-be armed robber at a west Salt Lake City grocery store.

Police say the male suspect entered the Jade Market at 353 W. 200 South about 9 a.m. Wednesday, brandished the scissors and demanded $200 cash from the clerk.

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"Get the ---- out of here," the clerk, unimpressed, replied. The man, despite the caution of mothers from time immemorial, ran away with the scissors — and out the door.

Police, answering the 911 call from the store, located the 23-year-old suspect just minutes later and arrested him without further incident.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of first-degree felony aggravated robbery and class C misdemeanor providing false information to a police officer.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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