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Two store patrons detain robbery suspect at Choice Store in Tyrone

Around 7 p.m. Tuesday night, the Tyrone Police Department received a dispatch for a robbery which had just occurred at the Choice Store on 10th Street in Tyrone. Officers responded and found two brave store patrons detaining the suspect in the parking lot.
The suspect had bitten one of the patrons in the left calf. The bite was severe and later required medical attention.
Tyrone police officers arrested the suspect, identified as Nathan Paul Foor, 21, of 2602 Maple Avenue, Altoona. While police were at the scene of the crime, the clerk at the Choice Store related to officers the events which led to Foor’s arrest.
The clerk stated that around 6:30 p.m., Foor entered the store and was acting in a suspicious manner. At this point, the clerk approached Foor and asked if he needed assistance. Foor told the clerk that he had lost his bank card and was trying to “buy a few cartons of cigarettes.”
Foor then exited the store, but shortly after, he entered the store again. The clerk asked Foor if he had found his bank card, and Foor told her that he hadn’t and then he walked toward the rear of the store and put two cartons of cigarettes in his pants, along with a carton in his hand.
At this point, the clerk told Foor to give her the cartons of cigarettes or she would call the police. Foor told her to call the police and attempted to exit the store.
The clerk grabbed the carton of cigarettes from Foor and he attempted to strike her with a closed fist. It was at this time that two store patrons noticed the struggle between the clerk and Foor and subdued him just outside the building.
Foor was charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Harassment. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller and placed in the Blair County Prison in lieu of $15,000 straight bail.