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Female Cashier, Bhumika Patel, Fights Off Armed Robber With Bare Hands

04/03/2016 12:24 GMT | Updated 04/03/2016 12:59 GMT

A female shop-worker has been recorded on CCTV battling off an armed robber with her bare hands.

Bhumika Patel, cashier at the convenience store in Georgia, United States, grappled with 17-year-old Christian Thornton, after he attempted to steal the till.

Despite being armed with a handgun, he soon realises he isn't going to succeed and flees pursued by Patel grasping a hammer.

Patel told WFXG: "He says ‘get me all the money’ or else I’ll shoot you, I said you need money? But if you wanna shoot me go ahead and shoot it.

"My register opened and he said ‘No, no, no, no. I don’t need change. Give me whole money'.

"I say no I can’t. He say I shoot you! I say go ahead. If you want to shoot me, shoot me!"

Thornton was later caught and arrested.