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    Good: Chicago store clerk foils armed robbery

    Chicago store clerk foils armed robbery - CNN.com

    CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- A clerk's quick flip of a switch foiled a robbery Friday at an Office Depot store in downtown Chicago.

    Police said a man wearing a light blue button-down shirt and dark slacks entered the store carrying a gun concealed in a folded newspaper.

    He approached one of the store's cash registers and demanded the contents of the safe, police said. The clerk refused but immediately turned on the public address system so that other customers could hear what was going on.

    Hearing his threat broadcast throughout the store, the man fled.

    He ended up robbing a nearby Fannie May candy store at gunpoint, police said, and fled that store in a white taxi. Authorities said the robber, a man between ages 30 and 40, was still at large.

    No injuries were reported in either robbery.
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    It's a sad day when the only form of protection available is a PA system.

    I am pleased that it worked but don't plan on carrying one myself.

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    It could have been even better if the customers had heard..."This is a robbery, give me all of your cash...Boom, Boom, Boom...Clean up on aisle two in front of the cash register!"
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    fled in a white taxi. was the taxi right there waiting for him?
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    This story is bogus...everyone knows handguns are banned in Chicago.

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    It amazes me that a person can rob a store, two in succession, and still have time to hail a taxi and move on.

    No leads, no arrests, no idea. Of course, I'm told by the media that I don't need a gun because the police are there to protect me.

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    Only in Chicago,can you go on a Robbery spree using a Taxi
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    Where were Daley's bodyguards?

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    He went from an Office Depot to a candy store. It didn't say what he got in the robbery - some licorice and hard candies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
    Where were Daley's bodyguards?


    Nice play.

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