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(Photo by Connecticut State Police)

A would-be robber at a gas station in northeastern Connecticut learned the hard way that you should never bring a knife to a gun fight.

NBC Connecticut reports that a woman carrying a switchblade walked into the Gulf station store on the Boston Turnpike in Bolton at around 9:55 p.m. on Sunday evening. She pulled the knife and started demanding money from the cash register, even going so far as to climb on the sales counter.

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Fortunately, the clerk behind the counter pulled out his legally registered handgun, which caused the suspect to flee the store. No shots were fired and no cash or merchandise was stolen. Thankfully, the clerk was uninjured.

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Connecticut State police have released an image of the suspect captured on surveillance footage, which can be seen above. She is described as 5-foot-4, wearing a dark coat, camouflage pants, a blue scarf and green Boonie or fishing-type hat. The switchblade she was carrying had a white handle.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Troop K at 860-465-5400 or text tip711 with the information to 236748.

[h/t to NRA News]

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