Repeat robber uses unusual weapon during heists

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SEATTLE (PIX11) -- A woman who tried to rob a Seattle convenience store twice in the same night sprayed a shop clerk in the face with a fire extinguisher last week, KOMO News reports.

Surveillance video was recently released of the female robber, who police said tried to hold up the stores early Sept. 2.

The culprit pretended to be shopping while another customer was in the store, police said. When she was alone, she approached the shop owners and asked for money, police said.

After some confusion with the clerk, the woman used a fire extinguisher she had brought with her to spray the employee in the face.

The woman's first robbery attempt was unsuccessful, and she left after she was led to believe the police had been called. Police who responded to the incident were unable to find her.

Roughly an  hour later, police said the woman returned and implied she was armed. But store employees were able to convince her to leave again.

Police were unable to find her the second time and are now asking for the public’s help to track her down.

This article was written by PIX11 News' Sean Fitz-Gerald.