Store owner throws hot oil on armed robber

Store owner throws hot oil on armed robber

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The owner of a New Jersey deli foiled an attempted armed robbery by throwing hot oil on the suspect.

Police say a man dressed in a blue winter coat entered Cos's Corner Deli in Linden and pointed a handgun at the owner's face on Monday.

The owner grabbed a pot of hot oil and hurled it at the man while he rifled the cash register.

The suspect fled.

The owner, who did not want to be identified, tells The Star-Ledger he couldn't stand there and watch the suspect take his "hard-earned money."

Police will review surveillance video to try to identify the suspect.  They have alerted local hospitals to be on the look-out for anyone coming in for treatment of burns.

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