Store owner fights off pistol-whipping robber, caught on camera

By Web Staff – email

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - An Opelika store owner fights off an armed attacker caught on camera.

Sunday, the suspect entered the Big Cat gas station in Pepperell Parkway with a t-shirt covering his face and a gun in his hand demands money.

The owner, Harish Bhatia, says the suspect did try to fire his weapon, but it did not go off. That is when he says he jumped on suspect.

The suspect fought back and punch Bhatia over and over again, then he body slam him to the floor.

The store owner never stopped fighting, and eventually the suspect lost his gun and run out of the store.

Police still have not captured the armed robbery suspect.

If anyone with any information on the suspect or this incident is asked to call Opelika police.

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