Store clerk pulls out machete on would-be robber in Brentwood attempted deli robbery

Cops say a man walked into the Stop & Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Cops say a man walked into the Stop & Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Cops say a man walked into the Stop & Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road, pulled out a gun and demanded money. (10/7/13)

BRENTWOOD - Police say a machete-wielding Brentwood deli clerk was able to chase off a would-be robber who was armed with a gun, and the whole incident was captured on surveillance video.

It happened at the Stop and Shop Deli on Crooked Hill Road. The video shows a masked gunman aiming a .22-caliber gun at the clerk and firing a shot in his direction. The shot prompted the clerk to whip out a machete from behind the counter and chase the gunman. The suspect tried to fire off another shot, but the gun didn't go off.

Elena Alvarado, the owner of the deli, says her employee is still too afraid to talk about the incident because the suspect is still on the loose.

Police say the clerk was very lucky that he wasn't hurt. They advise holdup victims to comply with robbers' demands and simply hand over the money.

The robbery attempt happened on Sept. 25 at around 8 p.m. Police are urging anyone who has information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say they found a man dead inside 1 Police: Man found dead inside Farmingville home
Long Island Boat Show being held at Grumman 2 LI's largest boat show this weekend in Bethpage
Children can hangout with the Easter Bunny in 3 Storybook Experiences with the Easter Bunny
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy 4 Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info
Nassau Police say a Hempstead man has been 5 Police: Man arrested for sex assault of child, stabbing 2 women

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE