Alabama convenience store clerk swats knife-wielding robber with broom

Police officials in Alabama are trying to identify a man who robbed a Birmingham convenience store while carrying a knife.

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While the man grabbed some items as he vaulted over the counter of a Chevron store, the clerk made sure no cash was taken by swatting at the thief with a broom, WMBA reported.

The incident occurred at 1:23 a.m. Oct. 28, reported.

According to police, the man walked into the store and approached the counter as if he was buying merchandise, the website reported.

The man then pulled out a knife and attempted to jump over the counter, reported. Aftter the clerk swung the broom, the man fled the store. There were no injuries.