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File photo of a crime scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A suspect is jailed in after the robbery of a suburban Dallas gas station and burning of its 76-year-old female clerk.

A police statement says the incident happened in Garland Sunday morning. Two Garland officers were across the street when they saw a flash inside the station, drove to the station and saw a woman emerge on fire. After the fire was extinguished, the woman told officers she’d been robbed, doused with a liquid and set afire.

Then, police received reports of a man breaking into houses near the station. Police believe the man officers found is their robbery suspect. He’s in Garland city jail Sunday awaiting charges.

Police say the woman is in critical condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with burns to 40 percent of her body.

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