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CLERK AVERTS HOLDUP BY GRABBING GUN

A clerk at the Sunoco station at 1266 E. Delavan Ave. averted a robbery attempt Sunday morning when he grabbed a gun that the robber was pointing in his face, police said.

Northeast District police said a gunman entered the store sometime between 1:10 and 2:20 a.m. and demanded cash.

Officers said the robber ran out of the store empty-handed when the employee took his gun.

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