HARLEM, Manhattan — A bodega worker wrestled the knife away from a would-be robber then stabbed him several times, killing the attemped thief on Friday, police said.
The deceased, identified only as a 46-year-old man, allegedly tried to stick up at knifepoint Candy Grocery, located at 104-A West 145th St., at about 9 a.m., police said.
A 22-year-old worker, identified as Ahmed Haffed, put up a fight at the store, grabbed the knife from the attempted robber and stabbed him in the stomach, then ran across the street to get help.
Meanwhile, the would-be robber ran down the block and into a Dunkin' Donuts where he also asked someone to call for help.
A witness told PIX11 News he came into the coffee shop's dining area, opened his shirt to show his wounds then fell down on the floor. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Ahmed is charged for murder and manslaughter.
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