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Liquor store clerk and elderly neighbor thrash armed robber

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WATERBURY, CT (NBC) - Connecticut police are searching for an armed robber who's likely still feeling the effects of a botched weekend hold-up.

The man fired a shot as soon as he entered Waterbury's United Liquors. The bullet narrowly missed store owner Dilip Keshwala.

A 70-year-old neighbor Richard Riley heard the shot and rushed over.

"Then he pulled out the gun he says 'I'm gonna shoot somebody!'" Riley later said. "I went crazy, I said 'You're gonna shoot me, I'm gonna fight you!'"

In the scuffle, the intruder fired a second bullet.

Then Riley says he gave his long-time friend a pretty clear order: "Beat this sucker with a bat!"

That's when Keshwala came in swinging, striking the robber several times with his bat.

The robber got away, but police say thanks to the security camera video, they've got his picture.

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