CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Robber Pepper Sprays Bartender; Gets Sprayed As Well

Deputies say they need your help in identifying a man who pepper sprayed and then robbed a bartender this past weekend. The robber ended up getting pepper sprayed as well.

Carteret County deputies say it happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Gil's Convenience Market and Bar in Newport.

The woman bartender says after cleaning up and locking the outside door, she was suddenly pepper sprayed by a man who attacked her from behind. During the struggle, the bartender was able to spray the attacker after he dropped the pepper spray.

The robber ran away with business bank bags containing an undisclosed about of money.

He is described as a white man, between 5'10" and 6', medium build and wearing a dark sweatshirt, baggy blue jeans and a dark toboggan pulled down over his forehead. The vehicle shown in the video is not connected to the robber, according to deputies.

Anyone with information on the robber should call Crime Stoppers at 252-726-INFO or the Carteret County Sheriff's Office at 252-504-4800.

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