A robbery was thwarted when someone wrestled with an armed robber, causing a shot to be fired inside a York City food market.

No one was injured, but the bullet fired from the robber's gun went between the person's legs, according to York City Police.

A black man entered Young's Food Store at 300 E. King St. about 4:27 p.m. and demanded money, police said.

When the robber tried to hit one of the store's owners with the gun, the owner grabbed the gun and started to wrestle with the robber, police said.

It was during the struggle that the shot was fired. The owner took the robber to the ground and was able to get the gun away from him, police said.

The robber began to run from the store, but a clerk grabbed hold of him and dragged by the robber, police said.

The robber was able to break free and fled north on South Pine Street with an accomplice who was waiting outside the store, police said.

Police describe the robber with the gun as a 5-foot-9, 150 pound black man, approximately 20 years old. He was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and a neoprene ski mask.

The man who waited outside the store is a 5-foot-6 black man who was wearing all dark clothing, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call York City Police at 846-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 755-TIPS.



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