Surveillance captures Hollywood 7-Eleven store clerk fighting off robber

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Surveillance cameras captured a store clerk at a 7-Eleven in Hollywood fighting off a man who was caught on camera trying to steal money from the cash register.

Video shows the man, seen wearing a colorful floppy hat, standing at the register at a 7-Eleven located at 1600 N Federal Highway, Aug. 7.

As the female employee rings him up and opens the register, the man is seen jumping over the counter and grabbing at the money in the drawer.

“I ain’t gonna lie. I was scared,” said the clerk, who asked not to be identified.

Despite being afraid, the employee chose to fight back. As the two of them struggled over the cash drawer, the clerk is seen slapping and pushing the subject. At one point, she is seen hurling what looks like a portion of the drawer at him.

Moments later, the robber is seen fleeing the scene.

Area residents were shocked to hear about the robbery.

“That’s terrifying,” said a resident.

“I can’t believe it; that it happened here,” said another resident.

The footage showed the clerk even caused the perpetrator to lose his floppy right during the scuffle. She said she doesn’t regret her actions.

“I thought of my life, and I’m a mother,” she said. “I’m not just going to let somebody do something stupid like that: try and take money for what? You want to go to jail for a little bit of money?”

It is unknown how much money, if any, the crook got away with.

Police are searching for a man between 20 to 30 years old, with long braids or dreads.

If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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