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Yorktown woman arrested after attempted robbery in Yoakum

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
April 14, 2010 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2010 at 11:14 p.m.


YOAKUM - A 41-year-old Yorktown woman turned herself in to Yoakum Police Monday night after attempting to rob a liquor store, then fleeing when the clerk defended herself with a gun of her own.

Cassandra Foley Perez was taken to the Rio Grande State Center in Harlingen for mental evaluation and has been charged with robbery, said Yoakum Police Chief Arthur Rogers.

About 8:40 p.m., a robbery call came in from Harley's House of Liquor, 214 alternate U.S. Highway 77 S. The clerk told police a woman entered the store and looked around until all the other customers had left, said Rogers.

"The woman was wearing hospital scrubs and showed the clerk what appeared to be a weapon underneath her clothing," Rogers said. "She demanded cash."

The police chief said when the woman walked around the counter toward the cash register, the clerk pulled a gun and the woman ran from the store.

Police had a vehicle description, but before the suspect could be located she came to the police department and turned herself in about 10 p.m.

No weapon was recovered, Rogers said.

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