The video is terrifying.
A man comes from the side of the building, walking hunched over to avoid detection, a mask covering his face and a shotgun in his hand.
It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday night at a Citgo gas station in Staatsburg, which is in Dutchess County.
The man enters the store and points the gun at the clerk, demanding money. The clerk begins filling a white plastic bag with cash, but when the gunman tries to reach into the register, the clerk makes a daring move and tries to grab the suspect’s arm.
The suspect quickly retreats and points the gun at the clerk, who attempts to take cover behind a rack on the counter. He throws an object at the man, hitting him in the head, and then gets even more bold.
The clerk rushes from behind the counter and slams into the gunman, whose weapon is pushed into the air. They go tumbling outdoors where the gunman fires a single shot, hitting the ground.
The gunman flees to his waiting vehicle with the clerk in hot pursuit. As the gunman drives out of the parking lot, the clerk walks back inside to pick up the cash that flew everywhere when he tried to tackle the suspect.
State Police are still looking for the gunman, who is described as white, 5’10” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a camouflage mask and fled on Route 9 in a dark-colored vehicle with orange NY plates.
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