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Store owner foils robbery attempt

A Paris business owner foiled a robbery attempt by dialing 911 and telling with would-be robber that he was calling the police. The would-be robber then fled on foot, according to Paris Police Department incident reports.

Accord to the reports, a white male wearing blue jeans and a red hoodie entered the Donut Palace shortly before 7 a.m. May 11. The man entered the store, banged on the counter yelling “Money. Give me your Money,” reports state. The store owner, Norin Chin, told the man he had no money because the store just opened, according to incident reports. Chin then walked over to a phone, dialed 911 and told the man he’s calling the police. The suspect then shoved the door open, ran from the store, crossed the street and then continued south down Third Street.

When two Paris Police Department officers and a Logan County Deputy Sheriff arrived at the scene, they saw the store owner standing in the parking lot looking south.

A witness in the area told a police officer he saw a man shove a “red jacket or shirt” into a “driveway tile” at the intersection of Pine and Fourth Street. A red hoodie or jacket was later recovered from that scene, according to incident reports.

Furniture store robbed

Two flat-screen televisions, a DVD player and a camera and lens were stolen from Wells Furniture and Mount Magazine Gifts on Thursday, May 16, according to Paris Police Department incident reports. The items reported stolen were valued at $3,798.93.

Officers were sent to the business in response to an alarm at 12:43 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. When they arrived, officers found the center panel of a glass door laying inside the building, according to incident reports. Officers checked the store, took some items into evidence and searched the area.

Later that day, the items reported stolen were recovered by police officers, according to incident reports.

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