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Gunman tries to rob meter reader

WARREN — A meter reader told police about an attempted armed robbery in the area of Comstock Street and Vernon Avenue NW about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

A man came upon the meter reader and pulled an object that looked like a gun, demanding money, a city police report states. When the victim said he had no money and needed to go to the bank, the report states they got into a vehicle.

The meter reader exited the vehicle on Comstock, and the report said the suspect got out of the vehicle and fled near the train tracks on Comstock.

The report states nothing was taken from the meter reader.

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