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Caught on Camera: Store Clerk Struggles With Armed Robber in Deerfield Beach

The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money

An armed robber rushed inside a gas station in Deerfield Beech, demanding cash from a clerk, who attempted to grab the gun from the thief.

Broward Sheriff's Office on Thursday released the dramatic surveillance video of the stick up, which happened overnight on Feb. 24 at the Mobil gas station on W. Sample Road.

Footage showed a gun-toting man, wearing a Miami Heat cap and Nike slides, run into the store, hop onto the counter and point a gun at the cashier. The thief also had a cloth covering part of his face.

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He demanded the employee to open the register and place the cash drawer in a backpack, detectives said. Video showed the worker opening the register and then trying the wrestle the weapon from the robber. 

The two briefly struggled before the suspect lunged over, snatched the cash drawer and bolted out of the store, the video showed.

It's unclear if the the store clerk was hurt.

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Detectives did not disclose the amount of cash stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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