Police: Guy pretends to be store clerk, robs Mesa 7-11

Associated Press - May 27, 2008 3:34 PM ET

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A suspect in a bizarre Mesa robbery's been caught.

Mesa police allege Marc Antoine Stovall called a 7-11 store April 27, falsely said he was a new employee, arranged for training and then went to the store and was shown how to use the cash register.

Later that day, police say the 21-year-old returned, purchased several items, including a roll of duct tape, but then had said he didn't want the tape.

An hour later, Stovall came back to buy beer. When the clerk commented about his first name after he provided her with photo ID, he allegedly pulled a gun, forced the woman into a bathroom and bound her with duct tape.

Stovall then went back out front, pretended to be the clerk and was helping customers when the real clerk broke free, emerged with a gun and Stovall fled with some money.

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