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Man faces attempted murder charges in  Aurora clerk stabbing

Surveillance image suspect armed robbery an Aurorconvenience store Tuesday Aug. 21 2012.| Submitted

Surveillance image of suspect in armed robbery of an Aurora convenience store Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.| Submitted

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Updated: September 5, 2012 8:07PM

AURORA — An alert Aurora police officer is credited with identifying the suspect in a stabbing at a local convenience store.

On Aug. 23, police released images of a man suspected to be involved in the robbery of a convenience store in the 200 block of Jackson Street.

Police were called to the store at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 21 for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old clerk had been stabbed, and suffered cuts above an eye and an elbow.

Police said the suspect walked around the front counter with a knife and demanded money. The clerk opened the register and the robber grabbed cash, police said. At that point, the robber charged at the clerk, swung the knife several times, then ran from the store. Police said the clerk’s injuries were not life threatening.

Two days after the robbery, police released surveillance video that showed that the suspect arriving at the store in a red sedan. According to police spokesman Dan Ferrelli, an Aurora patrol officer recognized the car from the images.

Last week, police arrested Jarvis Postlewaite, 28, of the 200 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, in the 800 block of Spring Street. He was charged with felonies attempted murder and armed robbery, police said.

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