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Saturday, September 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fred Meyer President In Store’s Parking Lot

By From Staff And Wire Reports

The president of Fred Meyer Inc. had just bought some oranges at one of his company’s stores and was getting ready to leave in his sporty purple car when someone knocked on his window.

Cyril Green rolled it down and was confronted by a man who demanded his wallet and his car, emphasizing his point with a hand jammed in a coat pocket in the manner of a person with a gun.

Green, 64, asked for and was allowed to keep his briefcase, a roll of real estate plans, his raincoat and his oranges, but lost his 1995 Pontiac Fire Bird Trans Am along with credit cards, $200 in cash, cellular telephone and radar detector.

Green said his experience wouldn’t prompt security changes at the store where he was robbed. The incident occurred at the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer in southeast Portland.

“We have cameras in the parking lot, and we have security inside the store, but this kind of thing can happen anywhere,” he said. “It can happen at Lloyd Center, Safeway, Washington Square - anywhere. No particular store has a lock on this.”

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