Kansas store clerk uses bat to fight off robber

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

Authorities in Topeka say a convenience store clerk used a baseball bat to fight off a robbery suspect.

Police said the suspect entered a U Market convenience store Wednesday evening, threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded money. 

The clerk then grabbed a bat and hit the suspect, who fled the store.

Police described the suspect as a white male, 5-foot-10, to 6 feet tall, wearing a red hat, black face mask, gray hoodie, purple latex gloves, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information was asked to call police.

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