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Would-be robber flees empty-handed from store in Wilmington, Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Delaware — Delaware State Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a Wilmington store with pepper spray.

It happened about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at La Estrella Mexican Grocery on Kirkwood Highway. Troopers say a masked man walked into the store and pointed a can of pepper spray at an employee.

Police say the man demanded money, but the employee did not comply.

Officers say the would-be robber fled empty-handed.

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