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Police: Del. Store Owner With Metal Pipe Forces Robber To Ground

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Aaron Jefferson, 27, was taken into custody Monday after police say he attempted to rob an auto sales shop. (Delaware State Police) Aaron Jefferson, 27, was taken into custody Monday after police say he attempted to rob an auto sales shop. (Delaware State Police)
GEORGETOWN, Del. -

A would-be robber may have thought a store clerk screaming was the worst of his problems until police say he was met outside by the store owner armed with a metal pipe.

Delaware State Police say when a man with a handgun walked into a Georgetown auto sales shop Monday afternoon demanding money, he was greeted by a screaming store clerk.

Police say the suspect then left the store, only to be greeted by the store owner, a 50-year-old man who had a metal pipe with him.

The owner managed to force the would-be thief to the ground until state police troopers could arrive.

Police say Aaron Jefferson was taken into custody. During a search, police say they found drug paraphernalia.

No one was injured in the incident.

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