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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- A would-be robber ran into a pack of trouble when he tried to hold up a gas station in Bethlehem, Pa., reported

Police say the cashier -- a 62-year-old woman -- chased the man away by hurling cartons of cigarettes at him.

The bandit entered the Texaco station early Thursday with a T-shirt over his head and a silver pen in his hand.

Police say he demanded the cashier open the cash register, and said, "I don't want to have to kill you." She responded by throwing cartons of cigarettes at the man until he ran off.

Police later determined that the same man had robbed another convenience store in Allentown, Pa.
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