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August 15, 2016

Store clerk at Jersey Shore chases attempted robber with bat

Suspect remains at large, police say

Crime Robbery
081516_OceanCBat Source/Ocean City Police Department

Suspect runs from Ocean City convenience store after attempted robbery on July 29, 2016.

A cartoonish situation unfolded in Ocean City last month when a failed robber found himself fleeing from a bat-swinging convenience store clerk, police said.

The incident occurred July 29 at an undisclosed shop near the 1000 block of Asbury Avenue, according to A suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his mouth entered the store at around 7:45 p.m. and demanded that the clerk fill a bag with money.

The store employee, unfazed by the robber's demands, reached for a bat behind the counter and sent the suspect high-tailing from the shop. The chase only lasted a short while before the suspect got away and the clerk returned to his job.

More than two weeks later, the suspect still has yet to be identified and located.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ocean City police at 609-399-9111.