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Police: Suspect tries to eat stolen cash from gas station robbery
Friday, June 10, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A man was arrested in connection to a gas station robbery that took place in Downtown Columbia Wednesday evening.

Police said 51-year-old John Edward Portlock was charged with strong arm robbery, failure to stop for police command, and resisting arrest.

Officers said Portlock entered the Exxon gas station, jumped the checkout counter, and stole money from the cash register before fleeing.

A suspect matching the description of the robber was later seen running near Pine Street, according to police. They said Portlock ignored repeated commands by the officer to stop. When a second officer responded, they said Portlock became combative with police and resisted arrested. They added that Portlock tried to digest some of the stolen cash.

He was taken into custody and is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14878325

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