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Armed Robber Runs From Broom-Wielding Store Employee

A lone bandit is still on the loose.

However, police are hoping surveillance video from inside a southeast Fresno Valero gas station will help put him in jail.

Store employees declined on camera interviews but say they've never seen the man before the robbery.

He used a fake gun, but employees say when it was pointed at them, they couldn't tell.

As the robber was inside, another employee, a 55-year old man armed with a broom, walked in and knocked the gun out of the robber's hand.

It fell on the counter.

The would-be-robber then ran out of the store and drove away.

Police describe him as a 40- to 45-year-old Hispanic male, 5-8 to 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds, with black hair and goatee.

He got away in a small 4-door gray car.

Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at 498-stop.

Your information could earn you a $1,000 reward.

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