Suspected Robbers Arrested After Trying To Hold Up Convenience Store At Gunpoint

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Suspected Robbers Arrested After Trying To Hold Up Convenience Store At Gunpoint
FRUSTRATED: Police believe the trio are behind a failed hit on a convenience store and an unsuccessful attempt to rob a lottery shop the day before.  CREDIT: Policia Nacional Oficina de Prensa y Relaciones Informativas 


Armed robbers blow it

POLICE arrested three suspected robbers just after a failed attempt to hold up a 24-hour convenience store at gunpoint in Almeria city. 

One of the men entered the store in the early hours of October 4, police said. His face partly covered by a balaclava and carrying a 9mm calibre pistol, he demanded the shop assistant hand over the contents of the cash register. 

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When the shop worker pressed the alarm button he fled, first on foot, before jumping into a vehicle in which his two accomplices were waiting. 

National and Local police patrols were on the scene almost immediately. Before long they had located the vehicle and the robbers in a nearby street. 

Officers found the gun, along with a number of cartidges, the balaclava and a black cap hidden under one of the car seats. 

The police said they believed the trio, who have criminal records, were also connected to a frustrated robbery from a lottery outlet in the provincial capital the previous day. 

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