• Police: Student plays hooky, attempts to rob woman

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    SALISBURY, N.C. - Police said a Salisbury High School student tried to rob a woman at knifepoint while he skipped school.

    Ronald Wells is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.
     
    Officers said he tried to get into a woman's car while she was parked at a pharmacy on West Innes Street Thursday morning.
     
    They said he flashed a knife and then started beating on the door.
     
    The woman told officers she pushed her panic-alarm button and Wells ran off.

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