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Fort Worth clerk to robber: 'Either shoot me or leave my store'

Facing the muzzle of handgun partially covered in a bandanna, a 30-year-old convenience store clerk early Monday told the robber to either pull the trigger or leave.

So he left, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

It was about 3:20 a.m.at the 7-Eleven in the 9100 block of West Camp Bowie Boulevard, according to a police report.

The robber, Henderson said, entered the store and told the clerk, "Give me all the cash."

Her response: "No. Either shoot me or leave my store."

"With a wounded ego the man cussed her, turned around, and then left the store," Henderson said.

The clerk said the robber was a Hispanic male, 5-feet-9-inches tall and about 215 pounds. He had short hair and wore black pants and shirt, according to the report.

Robbery detectives were checking to see if surveillance cameras caught images of the robber, Henderson said.

7-Eleven officials could not be reached for comment.

However, Fort Worth police urge retail workers to use good judgment when confronted by a robber. That recommendation is described in "Project Stay Alert," an online violence prevention program of Fort Worth police.

"Attempting to stop a robber or refusing to give them the property they’re demanding can place you at greater risk of harm -- so use good judgment," according to the material.

Anyone with information about the crime can call detectives at 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest could result in a $1,000 reward, Henderson said.

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