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Kennewick Man Tries To Steal Cash From Grocery Store Using Candy Bar As Gun

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- One man in Kennewick didn't get the fast break he needed from police.

56-year old Dennis Shegrud stole a Resse's Fast Break candy bar in an attempt to steal from the Kennewick Safeway on Saturday night.

Police say the man hid the candy bar under his sweatshirt to make it look like a gun.

He then grabbed an envelope full of cash from the register and left the store where a police officer caught up with him.

"The robbery suspect had run out and around the back, and when he approached him and made contact with him, the robber looked right at him, and apologized and gave him the envelope full of money," said Officer Tony Valdez, with the Kennewick Police Department.

Kennewick police say Shegrud was arrested for first degree robbery. They also say it's not unusual to see more people getting this desperate as we get closer to the holiday season.

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