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80-year-old man rips mask off 'KISS' robber

January 26, 2012 |  8:49 am

A robber who has been hitting Sacramento-area convenience stores wearing a mask similar to those used by the rock band KISS may have met his match.

The so-called KISS robber hit a convenience store over the weekend, but encountered a retired, 80-year-old Indian policeman who ripped off his mask.

Baldev Singh, who said he was a policeman in Punjubi, India, told Fox 40 Sacramento he wasn't scared when the masked man fired a shot. Instead, he took action. Police now have the mask and are hoping to retrieve DNA and eventually find a match.

The man is suspected of robbing two other businesses last week, and firing three rounds.

Singh was relieved his family wasn't hurt during the melee.

"I am very happy," he added.


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-- Rowena Lugtu-Shaddox, Fox 40 Sacramento