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    Good: Robbery meltdown at ice cream store. Flagstaff, AZ.

    Robbery meltdown at ice cream store
    A clerk doesn't fall for a toy gun, slamming the cash register drawer on a suspect's hand.

    By LARRY HENDRICKS
    Assistant City Editor
    Saturday, August 02, 2008

    Friday just wasn't a good day to try to rob a westside ice cream store.

    First, the robbers tried to use a toy gun, but the clerk spotted the ruse right away. Then, when one of the robbers reached into the cash register, the clerk closed the register drawer on his hand.

    The duo left with bruised egos and probably a bruised hand.

    More importantly, they left empty-handed, and police now have three suspects in custody.

    Here's how it happened:

    According to Flagstaff police accounts, two men walked into the Baskin-Robbins store at 1104 S. Milton Road, at about 11:30 a.m. One of the men had a gun that the clerk believed to be a toy.

    One of the suspects reached into the cash register, but the clerk closed the register on the would-be robber's hand. Police said the man was unable to get any money before the two men fled the scene south in the direction of Picazzo's Pizza.

    According to information from the police department, a woman driver was believed to be involved with the two men. Police began searching for a silver Kia with an Arizona license plate.

    Sgt. Tom Boughner of the police department said the suspects were caught Friday afternoon, and detectives have seized a vehicle matching the description of the Kia.

    Arrested and booked into the county jail on aggravated armed robbery charges were: Conal Smith, 22; Holly Dornan, 21; and Jason McPhetridge, 21.

    The investigation continues.

    Larry Hendricks can be reached at 556-2262 or lhendricks@azdailysun.com.

    Gee, I hope they don't ban cash registers.
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    Good outcome. Is the clerk going to be fired for "resisting?"
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    LOL. Good for the clerk. I would have loved to see the robbers face when he/she slammed the cash drawer on his hand.
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    I would of loved to see BG's face with toy gun if somebody woulda blasted him with a real gun pulling that stunt
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    Guess they caught this team...red-handed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    Good outcome. Is the clerk going to be fired for "resisting?"
    In some countries of note, he'd be arrested for damaging another person.

    Kudos on defeating the threat. He was no ice cream eater, that one.

    Luckily it turned out the gun was a fake. Had he gotten that decision wrong, it could have gone bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bps3040 View Post
    LOL. Good for the clerk. I would have loved to see the robbers face when he/she slammed the cash drawer on his hand.






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    That is one great story, I bet that fool still has a sore hand. I hope the clerk broke it.
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