Brave SE Portland deli clerk and customers fight and disarm robber

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by Abbey Gibb

NWCN.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 19 at 11:46 PM

PORTLAND, Ore --- A would-be armed robber thought he could get some quick cash Tuesday afternoon. What he didn't count on was a fearless clerk and some loyal customers who weren’t going to let it happen.

The robber, wearing a ski cap and sunglasses walked into Nick's Double-Up Deli, located at 8028 SE Powell Blvd, around 3:00 p.m. The store clerk who would only go by the name Guan, said the man came around the counter brandishing this gun.

"The only thing he yelled was, 'Give me the money,'" the victim said. But the tides quickly changed when a female customer walked in, startling the robber, who hide the gun behind his back.

With the robber distracted, Guan reached for the gun. The two struggled. Customers in another room heard Guan yelling, and came out to help.

The struggle went on for almost a minute. Eventually the gun clip fell to the floor. The three men beat and pushed the robber all the way through the door and he took off.

The victim received a minor hand injury but did not require medical attention. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s, 5'8" to 6'0" tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing.

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