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Northlake Liquor Store Manager Fires at Armed Robber

When a robber with a handgun walked into Northlake Liquor to hold it up Jan. 20, the manager pulled out his own gun and shot, scaring the intruder away.

A Northlake liquor store manager scared away an armed robber Jan. 20 by grabbing his own handgun and firing at the intruder, DeKalb County police said.

The robber walked into at 3900 Lavista Rd. and pointed a black handgun at the 60-year-old manager between 9:45 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., the police report said.

"This is a holdup," the intruder said.

The manager reached under the counter, grabbed a 9mm Beretta and fired at the suspect. The suspect ran out of the store empty-handed, heading west past the Wendy's to an unknown location.

The suspect was described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds, wearing black clothing.

Hank Frost January 29, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Great job on the part of the manager. I will have to shop there from now on.
Jonathan Cribbs January 29, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Really? My first thought was the manager was lucky he didn't get killed.

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