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Teen arrested after clerk turns tables during robbery attempt

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For the second time in the last month, a store clerk turned the tables on a would-be robber.

Employees at A&J Food Mart on Princess Place Drive say a man entered the store just after 4 a.m. with his face covered. They say he tried to pull a gun out his pocket, but failed. That’s when one of the workers pulled out a handgun, which sent the suspect running away.

Police caught Jaquan Izhmell Martin, 17, in the woods near some train tracks nearby. Martin is charged with attempted armed robbery. He is in the New Hanover County Jail under $30,000 bond.

This arrest less than a month after a clerk at another convenience store shot a robber who pulled a gun on him/

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