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Clerk with machete chases away robber

Oct. 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM   |   Comments

BRENTWOOD, N.Y., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Authorities in New York state said an attempted robbery was foiled by a clerk who brandished a machete and chased the suspect out of the store.

Brentwood police said the masked suspect brandished a gun Sept. 25 at the Stop and Shop deli in Brentwood and demanded money, WCBS-TV, New York, reported Tuesday.

Police said the suspect fired off a shot into the wall, leading the clerk to brandish a large machete he grabbed from under the counter and chase the robber from the store.

The store owner said she purchased the machete about a month ago following a series of thefts.

Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect, who was armed with a .22-caliber pistol.

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