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Can-throwing 7-Eleven robber arrested

Posted at 10:57 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 11:01:40-05

OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Olean Police arrested 30-year-old Thomas J. Washington this morning for the robbery of an Olean 7-Eleven on the morning of January 15th on Union Street.

Police say surveillance video showed Washington strike the 7-Eleven clerk in the head with a can and then robbing the register. He turned himself in to the Olean Police Department this morning.

He is held for arraignment on charges of robbery and assault.