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PD: Man arrested after robbing convenience store with a pair of scissors

Posted: 5:00 PM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 20:01:30-04
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PHOENIX — A man armed with a pair of scissors has been arrested, accused of robbing a convenience store.

Phoenix police report that on May 29 a man, later identified as Ira Deon Baisey, 29, walked into the Circle K store near 67th Avenue and Thomas Road.

After attempting to open the register on his own, Baisey allegedly grabbed a pair of scissors and demanded that the clerk open the register. The clerk complied, and Baisey reportedly stole $64 from the register and another $64 in bus passes.

Police say Baisey then walked across the street to an AM-PM store with the scissors and demanded money from that store clerk. This time the clerk grabbed a metal bat and chased Baisey from the store, according to court records.

Police located Baisey at a nearby bus stop still holding the scissors. He reportedly refused to drop the scissors until police shot him with a bean bag gun.

Baisey has been charged with attempted armed robbery.