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Man fires insect repellent in Oregon robbery

Wednesday - 8/15/2012, 6:05pm  ET

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Police in Roseburg, Ore., say a man who robbed a restaurant was armed with a can of bug spray.

Sgt. Aaron Dunbar says the robber entered Elmer's Restaurant late Monday wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a beanie atop a shoulder-length blond wig that was pulled partly across his face.

A bartender tried to bat away the can of insect repellent when the robber brandished it, but the employee got a direct spray to the face.

The Roseburg News-Review reports ( http://bit.ly/RhuR9F) the robber grabbed money from a cash box behind the bar and fled. The amount of the take wasn't disclosed.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com


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