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Bryan-College Station Eagle, Bryan, TX, 3/3/01

Friday, June 1, 2001

When a masked, gun-wielding man entered a Bryan, Texas, grocery store and demanded money, the owner's first thought was that it was a practical joke. But as the grocer realized the gunman was serious, he leveled his .30-30 rifle at the would-be robber. The man fled with the grocer's wife on his heels. Within 15 minutes, a swarm of police officers located and arrested a suspect matching the description of the desperate man.

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