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Ontario police arrest 2 in 3 bungled robberies

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Two men were arrested over the weekend after three bungled robberies in which the store clerks confronted the robbers.

The Niagara Regional Police said the first incident was at 10:35 p.m. Saturday at the Avondale store on Ontario Street. The robber held out a knife and demanded cash but fled when confronted by the clerk.

The second robbery attempt was at 11:05 p.m. at the Big Bee convenience store on Lake Street. This time two men entered, one wielding a knife, and they had their faces covered. But after two clerks confronted them, they fled.

Then, at 11:20 p.m., police responded to a holdup alarm at Anthony's Variety Store on Queenston Street. Two men had entered, one with a knife. The clerk activated the alarm and confronted one of the men. Both men fled, but the clerk chased one of them before police arrived.

Police arrested Nathan Little, 19, and Mark Comeau, 25, both of Bowmanville, and charged them with robbery.

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