Arrest in Meat Cleaver Robbery Attempts Downtown

San Diego police arrested a person accused of attempting to rob several stores Monday and threatening store clerks with a meat cleaver.

A man went on a "mini crime spree" on C Street near the trolley tracks, police said.

He tried to rob two pharmacy and a shipping store.

Employees confronted the suspect but backed off when they saw the meat cleaver.

No one was hurt.

The suspect was arrested a block away.

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