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Robber chased from store by bat-wielding clerk

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Police began chasing the man after he was run out of the store by the clerk. Police began chasing the man after he was run out of the store by the clerk.
Banks was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery. Banks was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A man is in custody after police said he tried to rob a convenience store in Huntsville.

It happened around 2 p.m. at a mini-mart on Merdian Street and Winchester Road.

The clerk said the man entered the store and demanded money. He said the man had a hand wrapped inside a camouflage hoodie, leading him to believe the man was armed.

The clerk retrieved a nearby bat and swung it at the man, scaring him away. 

A passerby witnessed the man running away from the store and notified police of his location.

20-year-old Juan Lee Banks was located by Huntsville Police, US Marshals and the Fugitive Task Force. Banks was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.

No money was taken and no injuries were reported.

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