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California transient hits clerk with pipe, steals money in Arizona

California transient hits clerk with pipe, steals money in Arizona

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Nov 14, 2013

Mohave Valley, AZ (KTNV) -- 23-year-old Marcus Thomas Cruz has been arrested for armed robbery and aggravated assault by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies.

Cruz, a transient from Needles, Calif., was arrested late Wednesday after a female was injured during a robbery at a bookstore on Nov. 6.

Cruz allegedly hit the victim over the head with water pipe and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

On Nov. 13, deputies received a tip and were able to take Cruz into custody without incident.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.