Clerk hits robbery suspect with baseball bat

June 4, 2008 1:25:41 PM PDT
A robbery suspect got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a liquor store in Newark, Delaware. He met up with a clerk armed with a baseball bat. Police say the suspect approached the clerk at the Four Seasons liquor store on Plaza drive late Tuesday night.

Police say he pretended to be making a purchase, but when the clerk opened the register he lunged across the counter and began grabbing cash from the register.

The clerk pulled out a baseball bat concealed behind the counter and began hitting the suspect, who dropped the cash and took off.

Police have released surveillance video from the store, hoping someone will recognize the suspect and turn him in.