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Convenience store owner fights off robber with baseball bat

Convenience store owner fights off robber with baseball bat (CNN Newsource/WCVB)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass.-- A man with a knife attempted to rob a convenience store, but was thwarted when the owner grabbed a baseball bat and fought back.

Surveillance video showed the owner, Wessam Mohamed, stood behind the counter with his wife and young son as a knife-wielding man came into the store demanding the money in the cash register.

"He started screaming, 'Give me your money. Give me your money,' and he had a long knife," Mohamed told WCVB.

As the man tried to open the register, Mohammed pulled out a bat and started swinging at the robber. The masked man tried to lung at Mohamed, but lost his balance and ran out of the store.

Mohamed said his wife is battling lung cancer and this store is his lifeline.

"He [had a] knife. He [wanted] money or your life. [You can't be] scared, you have to fight," Mohamed said.

According to WCVB, police are still searching for the suspect.



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