Employee Fired After Thwarting Robbery

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

YORK COUNTY, Va. — A man working at an AutoZone took action against a known thief only to lose his job over the encounter a few days later.

According to WTKR, a man dubbed the “Fake Beard Bandit” had successfully robbed more than 30 businesses in the area, including the AutoZone, before taking a second shot at the store.

When an employee recognized the suspect and saw a gun, he slipped out the door, grabbed a personal weapon from his vehicle and went back in to try to control the situation.

The would-be thief left without a dime.

Two days later, the employee was fired due to the company’s zero tolerance policy for having weapons inside the store, WTKR reported.

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