Gas Station Clerk Arrested in Alleged False Robbery

Gas Station Clerk Arrested in Alleged False Robbery

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A gas station attendant and her purported accomplice have been arrested following what police say was a false report of a holdup.

Kira Yvette Cox, 22, reported the robbery on Aug. 20, claiming a man had threatened to shoot her if she did not give him the money to the cash register.

She allegedly actually gave the money to Jeff Burnside Berry, 23, Deputy Police Chief Russell Peck said.

Cox was arrested Sunday and was being held for investigation of theft by deception, obstructing justice and providing a false written statement.

Berry was arrested Friday and held for investigation of theft, possession of an amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon by a restricted person.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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