CLOSE CALL: Clerk Defies Armed Robber

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Shortly after an armed robbery in Des Moines, an armed robber struck Scott’s Shoppe on 5th Street in West Des Moines.

The convenience store clerk says the suspect had a gray or black stocking cap on and sunglasses.

Police say the suspect demanded money but the clerk refused.

The clerk refused again even when the suspect pulled out a handgun and the suspect then ran off.

If you have information on either of the thefts, contact Polk County crimestoppers at 223-1400.