Robber Axed For It

Video: Fearless convenience store clerk comes out swinging

OCTOBER 24--Swinging an ax she retrieved from behind the counter of a Long Island convenience store, a diminutive clerk fought off an armed man who tried to rob her Saturday night, a confrontation caught by a store surveillance camera.

As seen in the below video, Hafize Sahin, 27, reached for the ax after the robber moved away from the counter of Southaven Convenience in Brookhaven. Suffolk County cops, who yesterday released the store video, described the suspect as a six-foot-tall male between the ages of 28 and 30, with a medium build.

Sahin, pictured at left, is five-feet-tall and weighs 90 pounds. (1 page)