Cashier pulls out sword, scares off would-be robbers in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — A cashier at a Pittsburgh market scared off two would-be robbers Friday night with a sword, according to police.

Two juvenile boys ran into Perry Market shortly before 10 p.m., one of whom went behind the counter and demanded money, police said.

“He was like, ‘Stay away. Give me money. Give me money,’” M.C. Hydare, the brother of the cashier, told WPXI.

The other juvenile was stopped and held by a customer.

Investigators said that the juvenile who went behind the counter brandished a large silver knife that was more than one foot long. That’s when the cashier pulled out the sword to defend himself and chase off the juveniles.

RAW: Surveillance shows cashier scaring off would-be robbers with sword

“He had a sword, so he just removed the sword and attacked him. Then when he hit the sword that the dude had in his hand — my brother hit the sword — he ran away,” said Hydare.

The juvenile ran and grabbed several T-shirts, which he dropped upon running into the other juvenile, police said. Both of the juveniles, whose faces were hidden, were able to get away.

“I just want to give a message to them: Don’t try this. You can have money in a better way. Not this,” said Hydare. “Please stay away. Go and find work somewhere.”

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