Customer Thwarts Knife-Wielding Restaurant Robber: Police

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    Police are looking for the man they say was caught on video trying to rob a New Jersey restaurant with a large knife and then slashing at a customer who confronted him. (Published Thursday, Aug 28, 2014)

    Police are looking for the man they say was caught on video trying to rob a New Jersey restaurant with a large knife and then slashing at a customer who confronted him.

    Police say the robber went into the Kapadokya Mediterranean Grill in South Brunswick at about 3 p.m. Tuesday with a drawstring jacket hood obscuring his face and a black drawstring bag over one of his hands. 

    The robber demanded money from a cashier, and police say a customer stood up and told the robber to leave. That’s when the robber pulled the bag off his hand, revealing a knife.

    The customer is seen on surveillance footage talking with the robber, then grabbing him by the arm and pushing him away. The robber then slashes at the customer, who grabbed a motorcycle helmet to fend off the attacks.

    The robber walked toward the exit, then tried to slash the customer a few more times before leaving the store without any cash, the video shows.

    The customer wasn’t injured in the attack.

    Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call the South Brunswick Police Department at 732-329-4646.

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