Video shows robber shove gun in clerk’s face before clerk fights back

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has obtained shocking surveillance video that shows the moment a store clerk thought he was going to die. A gunman entered the Roswell Shell station store on Holcomb Bridge Road and attacked the clerk.

The attack happened a few weeks ago.

The clerk, who did not want to be identified, said when he saw a man with his face covered come walking in, he knew what was about to happen.

“It was so fast, to be honest. I was doing what I’ve got to do," he said.

The married father of four said he didn’t want to die, so he knew he had to go into action when the stranger started to attack him, shoving a gun in his face.

“If I have to fight, I have to fight," he said.

And fight he did. The clerk knocked the gun out of suspect Loubens Jean-Pierre’s hand.

“I was like, ‘If it’s my day today, I’m gonna go, but at least I tried because I have family, a wife, four kids,’" he said.

Police said when Jean-Pierre bolted from the store, he ran to a nearby hotel and robbed another clerk, pretending to have a gun.

Officers spotted him leaving the hotel.

“The suspect vehicle went up an embankment, fled on foot and officers in the area converged, had a large perimeter set and waited for a nearby K-9 to arrive," said Sean Thompson, with the Roswell Police Department.

Police later found Jean-Pierre hiding and arrested him on suspicion of the armed robberies.

One of the store owners said they recently had to install bulletproof glass because they’ve been robbed so many times.

Jean-Pierre is in the Fulton County Jail without bail. He’s due back in court next week for a possible preliminary hearing.