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Unlucky thief tries to rob IRS cop, gets shot

The man he tried to rob was an on-duty IRS Criminal Investigations agent

By Mike Aldax
San Francisco Examiner

SAN FRANCISCO — Crooks picked the wrong guy to rob in The City early Thursday morning — an armed agent with the Internal Revenue Service, police said.

One of several suspected thieves was shot around midnight after mistaking an IRS agent who was packing heat for a regular Joe in the 100 block of Marlin Court in the Bayview district, police said.

The agent, who was on-duty at the time of the shooting, is with the IRS Criminal Investigations division, IRS spokeswoman Arlette Lee said.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner.

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