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Attempted tip jar robbery suspect appears in court Wednesday

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HARTFORD –The man accused of trying to rob a Hartford bakery appeared in court Wednesday. Marcus Torres, 36, is facing a first degree attempted robbery charge and a third degree assault charge.

Torres walked into the Barranquitas Bakery on Franklin Ave. Tuesday and went for the tip jar. He was unsuccessful because the tip jar was bolted to the counter.

Employees noticed what he was trying to do and alerted the owner. Torres was chased out of the store and the owner shot at him outside. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, then charged by Hartford Police.

Torres is held on $100,000 and has 27 prior Hartford arrests.