PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A store clerk fought back against a would-be robber in New Jersey and it was all caught on camera.
Security video inside The Suit Store outlet on Route 4 in Paramus shows the suspect walking in on Monday morning and handing a plastic bag to a worker. He then demands cash and indicates he’s armed with a gun.READ MORE: Police Say 2 Men Climb Up To 2nd Floor Of Brooklyn Building, Smash Their Way Into Cell Phone Store
The worker is seen handing over cash from the register and later taking down the suspect.
“He didn’t brandish the weapon, so as soon as I felt there was an opportunity to subdue him, that’s what I did,” store worker Sam Haobsh said.READ MORE: Suspected Robber Accused Of Targeting Seniors In Washington Heights And The Bronx
“We’re happy with the outcome. It’s not something that we would recommend anybody doing. It’s not worth it, but he did do a fantastic job,” Paramus Police Det. Dan Cullen said.
The worker, who is trained in mixed-martial arts, was not hurt.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Clarence Little, 45, Arrested After Attempted Robbery, Police-Involved Shooting In Brooklyn
The 29-year-old suspect was charged with robbery and gun possession.