Time safe, customers foil SC store heist

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Police say a bandit who tried to hold up a Summerville convenience store was foiled by a time-lock safe and constant interruptions.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports a man with a handgun tried to hold up the store early Tuesday.

The clerk told him the safe was on a 10-minute time delay and the bandit made the clerk and another employee get on the floor. Then a customer entered and was also told the lie down.

A potato chip vendor arrived and was also told to get on the floor. Still another arriving customer was told to leave. .

Apparently frustrated, the bandit made an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe and finally left.

Police have not found the man.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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