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Updated: 08/16/2013 11:21 AM
Created: 08/16/2013 11:16 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Scott Theisen

2 Arrested in Attempted Robbery of Wis. Grocery Store Owner


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Police say they've arrested two teenagers in the attempted robbery of a 96-year-old neighborhood grocery store owner in Marshfield, Wis.
    
Authorities say a 13-year-old Marshfield boy was the one who walked into Wolf's Grocery on July 15, flashed a knife and ordered Margaretta Wolf to open her cash register.
    
Wolf told the boy that in no uncertain terms would she hand over the store's cash, but that he could take all the Tootsie Rolls he wanted.  The attempted robber fled without getting a dime. The News-Herald Media says a 17-year-old boy was also arrested. Police say he encouraged the younger boy to commit the crime in order to get gas money for his car.
    
Wolf says if she had her way, the 13-year-old would be on his hands and knees scrubbing her floors with a toothbrush.

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