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Clerk foils iPod robbery by teenager in Fallbrook

January 22, 2011 |  5:08 pm

A 13-year-old boy tried to rob a Radio Shack store in Fallbrook of three iPods by telling the clerk that he had a gun, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

When the clerk went into the storeroom, telling the youth he was getting the iPods, he instead called the Sheriff's Department. Deputies arrived within three minutes and arrested the teenager, said Lt. Jim Walker.

No gun was found. The youth was booked at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted robbery.


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