Clerk fights off armed robber with cash drawer, hammer

(Burke County Sheriff's Office)

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WCMH) – A Georgia convenience store clerk used everything she could reach to fight off a man with a gun, including a cash drawer and a hammer.

It happened Tuesday in Burke County, Georgia.

The clerk, Bhumika Patel tells WAGT she was working alone in the store when a hooded man came in and started to purchase a Mountain Dew.

Once she opened the register, the man demanded all of her money, according to Patel.

“My register opened and he said ‘No, no, no, no. I don’t need change. Give me whole money,'” Patel told WAGT. “I say no I can’t. He say I shoot you! I say go ahead. If you want to shoot me, shoot me!”

Video shows her pushing the gun aside. She then starts hitting the man with the cash register drawer before chasing him with a hammer.

The man got away with nothing, save for a bump to the head.

A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the robbery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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