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Four women fight off restaurant robber in brutal attack. Defeated, he flees.
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Four women fight off restaurant robber in brutal attack. Defeated, he flees.

Four female employees fought off a restaurant robber in Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning, and instead of fleeing with the entire contents of the establishment's cash register, the suspect only ended up with $30 in cash.

What are the details?

According to WUSA-TV, the suspect allegedly attempted to take the restaurant's register.

Surveillance video of the incident shows the suspect standing near the counter wearing blue latex or rubber gloves.

As one of the employees was making change for a customer, the suspect lunges toward the register and attempts to grab at it.

Surveillance video shows three women holding tightly to the cash register, while others slap at the suspect's head and hands. A fourth female employee appears and provides backup to the three fighting off the suspect.

After a brief but intense struggle, the suspect eventually gives up and leaves the restaurant.

What did the women say about the incident?

Justine Choe, one of the women involved in the altercation, said that her decision to hold fast to the cash register while hitting the man's head repeatedly was a result of adrenaline.

"We were trying basically to protect each other," Kay Aimes, one of the female employees responsible for thwarting the robbery.

"I see those two, my young girls, could get beat up by that guy," Aimes added. "So I had to do something about it, so my instinct, you know, I just smacked him. And the other lady jumped up.

"He didn't get a chance to take the register because all four of us were holding it ... Yeah! Women power!" Aimes said.

Metropolitan Police are still seeking the suspect featured in the video.

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