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SAN RAFAEL — A 42-year-old San Rafael man who allegedly brandished a handgun at a drug retailer clerk in downtown San Rafael was arrested Saturday on a number of felony costs, together with armed theft and assault with a firearm.

Police had been notified about 8:45 p.m. {that a} man pulled out a firearm after a bank card was declined throughout an tried buy on the retailer within the 800 block of Third Road. Officers, who occurred to be close by, arrived as Thomas Louis Pratt Jr. was leaving the shop.

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A search turned up a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver handgun and extra ammunition.

Police had been advised that after the bank card was declined, Pratt left the shop, then returned and pointed and cocked the gun and demanded the merchandise from the clerk, who declined to assist after which requested him to depart.

Platt allegedly put away the gun, however remained within the retailer and was stealing gadgets whereas the clerk notified police and started evacuating prospects and staff from the shop.

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Police in a information launch mentioned the clerk, who was unhurt, “is to be recommended for remaining calm throughout the encounter and making certain the security of the evacuated prospects and staff.”

Surveillance video confirmed the clerk’s account of the incident, police mentioned.

Pratt was booked at Marin County Jail on costs of armed theft, assault with a lethal weapon/firearm, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a stolen firearm, and felony violation of probation.

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A verify revealed the gun Pratt displayed had been stolen within the county jurisdiction of Novato and extra costs in opposition to him could also be filed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Anybody with details about this case is requested to name San Rafael police at (415) 485-3000.


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