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      Clerk fights back during armed robbery

      A clerk at the Kwickway Foods on North Jefferson Street suffered a cut to the head after fighting with a armed gunman looking to rob his store Sunday night. / File

      A clerk at the Kwickway Foods on North Jefferson Street suffered a cut to the head after fighting with a armed gunman looking to rob his store Sunday night.

      Police say that just shortly after 9:30 p.m., a black male in a ski mask entered during closing with handgun and 45-year-old Arif Mahammad Bean fought with the man.

      Bean fell during the struggle and suffered a large laceration.

      During the struggle, Albany police arrived and the suspect fled the scene and was able to get away, despite a pursuit.

      The gunman was unable to take anything from the victim or the store.

      Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigation Bureau at (229) 431-3288. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (229) 436-TIPS.

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