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Police Arrest Robber Caught on Cam Shooting at Customer Inside Deli: Officials

Police arrested a man who they say was caught on camera firing a shot at a customer inside a Philadelphia deli.

Nigel Brown, 18, was arrested on Sept. 2 and charged with multiple robberies and other related offenses.

Investigators say Brown walked into the Hoagie City deli on the 600 block of North 40th Street back on August 9 at 12:10 a.m. He then allegedly grabbed a 22-year-old customer inside from behind and tried to rob him.

Surveillance cameras captured the customer, who was armed and licensed to carry, fight Brown off, police said. As the two men fought, the customer's gun fell from his hip. The two men then struggled over the gun until Brown was able to gain control, according to investigators. Police say Brown then fired one shot that narrowly missed the customer and struck the ceiling vent. The customer then chased Brown out of the store but he managed to escape, officials said.

Brown was arrested Sept. 2 in connection to another robbery on the 4600 block of Market Street. Police also say Brown committed two other robberies on the 4500 block of Market Street and 300 block of North 42nd Street.

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