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ORANGE : Robber Fires Shots in Store, Takes $25

Police are investigating a Tuesday robbery in which a man fired three shots inside an Orange convenience store and escaped with $25.

Sgt. Bob Gustafson said the robber entered the Qwik Market in the 4000 block of Garden Grove Boulevard about 1 a.m. and demanded money from a clerk.

After the clerk handed over $25, the robber demanded beer, the sergeant said.

“The clerk pointed to cooler saying, ‘It’s over there,’ ” Gustafson said. “But the suspect fired two rounds from his (handgun) into the counter and directed the clerk to get the beer for him.”

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As the clerk walked over to the cooler, the robber fired a third round and ran out of the store. The gunshot missed the clerk who then called police.

Gustafson said the man was described as 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He was cleanshaven, had short dark hair and was wearing a royal blue short-sleeve T-shirt and blue pants, Gustafson said.


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