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    Man wielding gun, knife robs Route 62 gas station

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    BROOKFIELD —
    Police are looking for the man who held a gun to a Brookfield gas station clerk’s temple during a robbery Sunday night.

    Thirty-two-year-old Salil Gupta said he wasn’t scared during the holdup, but he acquiesced when the man pulled a knife out in his other hand.

    Gupta opened up the cash register and the robber made away with cash and cigarettes before getting into a blue car with Pennsylvania license plates and speeding away.

    Fuel Express, a full-service gas station located on U.S. Route 62 just west of the Pennsylvania-Ohio border, hasn’t been robbed in the three years he’s owned it, Sammy Kumar of Sharon said.

    The robber walked into the station and asked about lottery tickets, then looked around before he pointed the gun at Gupta.

    “He told me to empty the register,” Gupta said.

    He said wasn’t scared by the robbery.

    “It’s not a big thing for us,” Kumar said.

    This guy is either stupid, has had this happen before and not been assaulted, lying, or has way more guts than I do. I can't say that I am okay with a gun pointed in my face, and then being robbed on top of that. I hope this isn't the typical response that people have to being held up...

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    I'm thinking English is not his first language and it was just an articulation issue.
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    You racist! I'm surprised you didn't refer to him as "Abu". What are you saying about people who work at gas stations? (Sarcasm!) Actually, all joking aside, you are probably exactly right.



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    VAopencarry wrote:
    I'm thinking English is not his first language and it was just an articulation issue.
    I was thinking the same thing. My guess is he was trying to say some to the effect of "I am not intimidated by this; robberies are a rare occurence here."

    Then again, if this guy is a 1st generation American, he may just be extremely hard-boiled by conditions in his native country (India, I'm assuming). Remember, most of the world would consider our crime rates insignificant.

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    Another possibility is the attendant knew what to do in case of robbery. He didn't have a means to defend himself and his best bet was to stay calm and try to defuse the situation. The robber is already hopped up on adrenaline (if not something else too), the attendant being nervous and not functioning normally is not going to help any. Don't want to do anything to set him off.

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    dngreer wrote:
    You racist! I'm surprised you didn't refer to him as "Apu". What are you saying about people who work at gas stations? (Sarcasm!) Actually, all joking aside, you are probably exactly right.

    fixed it for you

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    I LOVE it when Apu says, "Oh, my various Gods and deities!"

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