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Bodega worker fatally stabs would-be robber in Harlem: police

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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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