A Brooklyn bodega clerk tried, but failed, to fight off team of women thieves, according to surveillance footage released by the NYPD.
The scuffle went down on Nov. 12th at around 8:30 a.m. after one of the women was approached by the 51-year-old employee after she tried shoplifting from Seven Day Convenience Store in Sheepshead Bay, police said.
While the worker struggles to break from the crook’s bear-hug hold, her accomplice was behind the counter loading up on vape mini-packs, according to police and footage from the store.
Once the clerk breaks free of the woman’s grip he runs to confront the second thief, while the first woman jumps up on the counter and grabs a handful of vape mini-packs of her own, video shows.
Both bandits fled the scene on foot, police said.