Cellphone store employee fights back during robbery

A New Jersey cellphone store employee refused to back down when an armed robber confronted him.

A New Jersey cellphone store employee refused to back down when an armed robber confronted him.

Abdul Malek, 40, is a fearless salesman and he now has the scars to prove it. ABC7 New York reported.

On Saturday, a razor-blade-wielding robber came into the Paterson cellphone store in New Jersey and demanded money.

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But instead of money, the violent criminal got a fight.

Despite being smaller physically, despite getting slashed in his neck, face, leg and hands, and despite not being armed, Malek never gave up.



Store employee punched, kicked and eventually grabbed a squeegee to beat the robber away.

Some of the slashes came very close to Malek’s eye and veins, but he said he was not scared and it simply was not his time to go.

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He said he is glad the robber got away with only three “dummy” phones. Those are the phones in the display case that don’t work.

Patterson police are now looking for the razor blade-slashing robber.