A store clerk was caught on camera snatching a gun from an armed robber in Atlantic City.
The unidentified robber entered the Pacific Food Market on Pacific Avenue Monday around 7:45 p.m. Surveillance video captured the robber pointing a loaded rifle at one of the store clerks. Suddenly the clerk grabbed the rifle and yanked it out of the suspect’s hands. The suspect then fled the scene.
“He feels his fingers are not on the trigger and that’s why he grabbed the gun from his hand,” the store owner, Antique Khan, told NBC10.
Khan also said his store was robbed less than a month ago. During that incident a robber stole about $500 in cash.
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Atlantic City Police said that while the clerk was brave they also don’t recommend anyone do what he did when in a similar situation.
“There was a round in the chamber,” Atlantic City Police Sergeant Kevin Fair said. “Obviously the gun could have gone off and injured the clerk. Our recommendation is to comply with the individual and as soon as possible call 911.”
No one was injured during the incident. Police continue to search for the robber.