(Fox News) A recent attempted robbery in New York City was thwarted by vigilante justice, as convenience store clerks banded together to beat a suspect in a shocking new video before the man fled empty handed.
WANTED for Attempted Robbery: On Saturday 10/23/21 inside of 1364 Webster Avenue (Convenience Smoke Shop) @npd44pct a unknown individual entered located demanded money and fled location. Call @ 800-577-TIPS or DM NYPDTips Reward up to $3500 pic.twitter.com/ucLVBGOae5— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) October 24, 2021
Surveillance footage released by NYPD Crime Stoppers shows the unknown attempted robbery suspect, wearing a gray hooded jacket, entering Convenience Smoke Shop on Webster Ave. in the Kingsbridge Heights area of the Bronx around 11:20 p.m. Saturday.
Police said he demanded money, and video shows the suspect first reaching across the counter and attempting to grab a clerk.
The clerk swats him off at first until the suspect then climbs on top of the counter and jumps to the other side.
Though the footage is blurred to hide the identities of the store workers, one employee, wearing white swings and strikes the suspect. At least two other workers join in, pummeling the suspect, who falls to the ground. The worker wearing white is seen delivering several more hard blows.
Police said the suspect fled the location.