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Now You See It: Fight between store clerk and robber caught on camera

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SAN JOSE, CA (KTVU via CNN) - A robber met some resistance from a liquor store clerk in California, and it was caught on surveillance video.

The robbery occurred on June 16 at 7:40 pm. A customer went behind the counter at the liquor store to grab cigarettes and a case of beer, all while exchanging words with the cashier. 

Things escalated quickly, as the customer can then be seen on video throwing liquor bottles at the cashier, but the cashier does not back down. He retaliates, coming at the customer with some type of stick.

The video is 43 seconds long, but sheriff deputies say the confrontation lasted for almost two minutes. The violence got much worse than what is seen on video.

"The next part, the clerk is pushed to the ground. The suspect is on top of him, hitting him several times," says Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.

Another customer intervened to break up the fight, but the robber got away with cigarettes and alcohol in hand. 

Sheriff deputies say the video and facial recognition from the public will help to catch the criminal.

The robber caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. The store clerk walked away with minor injuries. 

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