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Store clerk fights back in Gaston hold-up

Posted November 10, 2010

— In an effort to capture a would-be robber, Gaston police this week released surveillance video of an attempted convenience store hold-up in which the store clerk fought back.

The robbery happened Nov. 2 at the Gaston Food Mart, 105 N. Bay St., when, police say, a masked man wielding a sawed-off shotgun walked into the store around 10 p.m.

Almost immediately, surveillance video inside the store shows, the store clerk behind the front counter, approached the gunman, reached for the gun’s barrel, and forced the robber outside the store.

An outside camera recorded the two fighting over the gun and the robber eventually striking the clerk several times, including once to the head, injuring the clerk.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Investigators are asking that anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Gaston Police Department at 252-537-1047 or Northampton County Crime Stoppers at 252-534-1110.


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  • wewoods Nov 11, 2010

    Never fight with a robber! They're obviously very desperate and is your life worth a couple hundred dollars and your pride? Open the drawer for them then get the heck outa dodge! They'll go for the money and when they do...one less robber/junkie/killer in our society...

  • rixida Nov 11, 2010

    They will probably charge the store clerk with something. Isnt that how it usually goes?

  • Sherlock Nov 10, 2010

    I heard they going to charge the store clerk with assaulting the robber after they get the robber to file charges.

  • Winston Nov 10, 2010

    tgiv...you need to read your post..talk about irony...heheh.

  • saywhaaaaat Nov 10, 2010

    I bet the robber was scared more than the clerk....GO GET A JOB! robber!

  • 27615 Nov 10, 2010

    get a gun!