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Mother and Son Arrested after Faking Armed Robbery

The Thurston County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office said a mother, son and friend orchestrated a scheme to steal cash from a Thurston County Chevron. According to deputies, Ariq Cockerham, 21, walked into the Martin Way convenience store with a gun Sunday afternoon and handed the clerk a note demanding cash. The clerk was his own mother, Steffany Moustfa, 38, who was in on the plan.

Moustfa handed her son the money, he ran out of the store, and got into a getaway car with Linda Harper, 37. “There was a person running out from behind the gas station and they were wearing a hoodie. I just reacted. I put my car in reverse and I began to follow the people. I saw them get into the car,” said Christopher Edwards. Edwards knew something was wrong, so… KIRO7 News

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