Video: Thief Puts Down Gun Mid-Robbery. Clerk Grabs It, Scares Him Away

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A quick-thinking clerk turned the tables on a robber in an incredible moment caught on camera. Cory Phillips was arrested last Tuesday for a robbery he committed on Monday night at a hotel in Paducah, Kentucky, reports KFVS. It is CCTV footage from this robbery, shared by Paducah Police Department on Facebook, that has left many impressed. The reason is the hotel clerk who managed to grab Mr Phillips’ gun in the middle of the robbery and scare him away.
In the video, a masked man – later identified as Cory Phillips – enters the hotel and demands money from the woman behind the counter, threatening her with a gun. She throws money on the countertop and the thief sets his gun down to collect the loot. Seizing the opportunity, the clerk then grabs the gun and points it towards Mr Phillips, who flees the scene immediately.

Watch the video below:

Time: 10:01 p.m. Date: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019Location: Country Inn and Suites, 145 McBride Lane, PaducahSuspect(s): White male, thin build, with curly, blond hair, wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt, jeans, white shoes, a white shirt around his face and an Alabama University sock hat. Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Country Inn and Suites Monday night. An employee told police the man came in and brandished a handgun, demanding money. The clerk eventually threw money on the counter and the robber placed his gun on the countertop to put the money into a plastic bag. The clerk grabbed the gun and pointed it at the robber and he fled. He came back inside the business, and the clerk again pointed the gun at him. The robber then turned and fled in a dark-colored passenger car. The handgun was recovered at the scene. The white shirt and sock hat were recovered nearby on McBride Lane. Paducah police detectives are investigating.Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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“I want to hear the audio or at least see an interview with this amazing woman!!” wrote one commenter. “I’m impressed with this woman’s calmness,” said another, while a third added: “She deserves a raise.”

Police initially released the footage to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying the thief. However, he was arrested the next day during a routine traffic stop when cops found stolen items in his car.

Fox 6 reports that Mr Phillips was charged in connection with the robbery and receiving stolen property and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Source By NDTV

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