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Young Would Be Robber Effort’s Thwarted

Associated Press - September 28, 2015 6:49 am

Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a deadly Wichita shooting.

A young would-be robber wielding an unusual weapon demanded cigarettes but ended up getting nervous and leaving a Wichita QuikTrip empty-handed.

A boy between 10 and 12 years old walked into the convenience store shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday and confronted the lone clerk with a paint scraper.

Police spokesman Sgt. Roger Runft says the small-statured child stated it was a robbery, and the clerk asked what he wanted.

Runft says the boy wanted cigarettes but the clerk asked him for an ID. The boy responded that he didn’t need identification because it was a robbery.

That’s when the clerk stared the would-be robber down, causing the boy to get nervous and leave.

Police are searching the store’s surveillance tapes for more information.

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Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle