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Police: attempted robbery suspect may have robbed other store nine hours earlier

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This is a photo of the would-be-thief inside a Coeur d'Alene gas station Monday morning. This is a photo of the would-be-thief inside a Coeur d'Alene gas station Monday morning.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Detectives with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department say a man who tried to rob a gas station early Monday morning may be the same man who robbed a grocery store in Post Falls Sunday night.

Officers say the attempted robbery happened around 5:14 a.m. Monday when a man walked into the Cenex Zip Trip on E. Best Ave. and demanded money from a clerk.

The clerk told police he simply said no to the robber, and walked into the back of the store. Police say the thief made no mention of a weapon, and ran off without getting anything.

Witnesses describe the robber as a white man who is 5'8", and roughly 170 lbs. Officers say he was wearing light blue overalls, a red hooded sweatshirt with a darker colored hood, and a light colored bandana style mask. 

Police say this suspect matches the description of a man who robbed the Frontier Grocery on W. Seltice Way in Post Falls around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department at 208-769-2320 or email the tip line at policetips@cdaid.org

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