ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A teen clerked foiled a robbery attempt at a convenience store in Atlantic City. The search is on for the suspect who fled the scene.
At first, 17-year-old Efaj Ahmed says he was scared when an armed man entered his family’s store, The AC Convenience Store on Ventnor Avenue, on Monday afternoon. He demanded money.READ MORE: Local Doctor Joins 14 World War II Veterans In Hawaii Visiting Pearl Harbor On 80th Anniversary
“He comes over here with the plastic bag,” Ahmed explained. “There’s a gun in it. He opens it up and says ‘I have a gun. Give me all the money that you got right now.'”
Ahmed says he feared subsided when it didn’t look like the robber knew what he was doing. “Usually, they point the gun at you right, and I’m like, whoa, what is he doing? Then, that’s when I see the gun on the table and I’m like wait, is he trying to rob me like this?”3 People Shot Inside Bar In Philadelphia's Holmesburg Section, Police Say
The teenager says he acted like he was going to open the register then quickly snatched the gun and the bag. He pointed it at the would be robber who pulled down his mask and pleaded for mercy.
Ahmed says he recognized the man and told police that he goes by the name “Eddie” and that he is known throughout the neighborhood. He may be responsible for another armed robbery on the same street.
Ahmed wouldn’t recommend that others attempt to grab a gun from an armed robber, but in this situation, he has no regrets.MORE NEWS: Former Chester County Day Care, Preschool Director Arrested For Failing To Report Child Abuse, Prosecutors Say
Anyone with information is asked to contact Atlantic City Police.