Gas station worker twarts robbery

October 23, 2009 4:12:49 PM PDT
It happened at the USA Gas Station in Elmont around midnight on Wednesday.Surveillance video inside the store, captured the two men as they entered the store.

Gas station attendant, 47-year-old Mumu Yakupoglu was working behind the counter when two men took out a shotgun.

Yakupoglu grabbed the 12 gauge shotgun from the men and chased them out of the store.

He had been robbed twice before and said he didn't think and just chose to act when faced with the shotgun.

The two would-be robbers fled the scene.

Nassau County Police say they always tell victims to just hand over the money, and say it is very fortunate that Yakupoglu was not hurt.

If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to contact the Nassau County Police Department.

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