- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A man carrying a box-cutter at a Fairbanks store told a clerk he intended to rob the place was arrested after he picked up a pickax.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1yFOOZm) reports the man late Sunday afternoon entered the city’s Sears store and walked up to a clerk in the hardware section. The man said he intended to rob the store and that the clerk should call police.

The clerk called police and officers found the man at the store’s tool counter brandishing a pickax.

Fairbanks Police Department Sgt. Gregory Foster says the man within a few minutes was taken into custody without injuries or property damage.

Foster says police will recommend charges of armed robbery and assault.

Online court records early Monday did not indicate he had been charged.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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