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Robber Shoots Gas Station Worker

By From Staff And Wire Reports

A robber shot a service station worker in the arm late Thursday in downtown Spokane.

The Conoco employee, Aaron Cleveland, 24, was treated and released from Deaconess Medical Center. Spokane police still are seeking the robber.

A man approached Cleveland at the Conoco station, W104 Second, about 11:30 p.m. and said that his car overheated and he needed to buy a gallon of antifreeze, police said.

Cleveland walked to a storage shed as the man followed. After he opened the shed, Cleveland reached for an antifreeze container and was shot, police said.

The robber pushed Cleveland into the shed and ran back to the service station booth, where he grabbed some money from the cash register and ran northeast across Browne.

Cleveland called police from the booth. Police wouldn’t say how much money the robber stole.

The robber is described as a muscular black man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with a short beard and heavy mustache that had some graying hair, police said

The shooter wore a baseball cap, black leather jacket and blue jeans.

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