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Woman takes gun from restaurant robber, shoots him

PINE BLUFF, AR (AP) - Police in Pine Bluff say a woman working in a fast food restaurant struggled with a robber and then shot him after he put aside his gun so he could stuff cash into a bag.

The suspect, 22-year-old Jason Robinson, was treated early Tuesday for a thigh wound and taken to jail. Formal charges are due Wednesday.

The Burger King worker told police she was counting money when the robber approached the restaurant's office late Monday night. The robber threatened to kill her, and then put the gun down so he could put the night's take into a bag.

Police say the worker grabbed the gun. She and the robber started to wrestle and was shot in the struggle. The woman put Robinson in a headlock and called police, who arrested Robinson.

Information from: Pine Bluff Commercial, http://www.pbcommercial.com

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