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Man arrested in attempted Grand Forks robberies

Grand Forks RCMP have arrested a city man following back-to-back attempted robberies.

They say the first occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday at a gas station in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.

The caller reported the suspect demanded money and left when he was refused. The suspect was seen heading toward Extra Foods across the street.

As officer arrived, a second call to 911 reported a robbery at the supermarket. Officers quickly located the suspect who was arrested without incident.

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Jayden Charles Cobb, 24, of Grand Forks remains in custody waiting a bail hearing. He is facing two counts of attempted robbery.

Police say no weapons were displayed, no one was hurt, and no items were taken during either incident.

“It is very fortunate that no one was hurt during the events of both attempted robberies,” Sgt. Darryl Peppler said in a news release.

“The swift action from the store clerks combined with a quick response from the officers led to a quick arrest.”

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288.

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