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Man uses pocketknife in robbery attempt

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Gazette Staff
May 7, 2008
— A man armed with a pocketknife demanded money from the store clerk Tuesday night at RDP Oil & Gas, 1455 Center Ave., but didn’t get any.

The suspect, who wore a black nylon stocking over his face and entered the store at 9:30 p.m., held the knife toward the clerk but fled when the clerk picked up a pipe from behind the store counter and yelled at him, said the patrol supervisor at the Janesville Police Department.


The suspect is described as having dark skin and of average build.


The store clerk’s 17-year-old son was the only other eyewitness to the attempted robbery, said police, who still are investigating the incident.


Anyone with information should call police at (608) 755-3100.



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