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Man attempts to rob convenience store where brother is clerk

Police catch up with him quickly
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Posted at 7:52 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 11:25:01-05

LAFAYETTE — Police said a Lafayette man tried to rob a convenience store while his brother was working there as a clerk.

42-year-old Shawn Yoakum ended up in police custody.

The incident happened at the Village Pantry on North 14th Street in Lafayette.

Lafayette police say Yoakum had a knife and demanded money from the two employees who were there. One was his brother.

The clerks closed a glass shield that protects the checkout area and Yoakum left empty-handed.

It didn't take police long to find him in a nearby alley behind his house. He faces charges of attempted robbery and resisting law enforcement.