Store clerk fends off would-be robber with spray cleaner

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Submitted: Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:40pm
Updated: Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:59pm

SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County store clerk fended off a would-be robber this weekend with an interesting tool.

Surveillance video shows a man with a knife demanding money from a clerk at the Minute Man Food Mart in Supply Sunday night. When the clerk decides to stand his ground and threatens the crook with a can of cleaner, the man takes off.

Anyone with information should call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Wilmington Observer says:

    Was he a “clean” cut guy?

    Wilmington Observer

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    Did he make a “clean” getaway?

    Wilmington Observer

  • Guest 10101 says:

    When later asked by police for a physical description of the would-be thief, the store clerk replied “I didn’t quite get to see his face, but when he ran out he was wearing a really clean hoodie!”

  • anne says:

    Good! Glad this had a great outcome – hope they catch the perp. I won’t say where my business is here in Brunswick County – but I will say this – if you come into my place and threaten me, the police will know you when they see the Red Enamel Paint all over you. I keep a can close by – it won’t wash off easily I can guarantee!

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