A man’s plan to rob a St. Petersburg 7-Eleven was foiled Tuesday after the clerk took matters into his own hands and chased the would-be thief out of the store.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, a masked man entered a 7-Eleven on Park Street North shortly after 4 a.m. armed with a large kitchen knife.
He showed the employee the knife and demanded money, police said.
But the robbery didn’t go as planned, because the clerk chased — or briskly walked — the man out of the store.
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Once outside, surveillance video shows the man take off the mask and pace around the parking lot before taking off.
He is described by police to be about 5-foot-9, slim build with blue eyes and short brown hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.