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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Tifton business owner is asking for the public's help in leading police to the men who attempted to rob his store this week. One employee went one-on-one with the gunman, wrestling with him before the suspect's gun went off.

Surveillance cameras captured the robbers running away around 8:30 Thursday night at Goff Street U-Haul.

People who work at the Heritage Shopping center say it's usually pretty quiet. They don't think the suspects are from around the area. Either way, they want them off the streets.

 "Unbelievable it was so daring of him," said Octavious Rivera, owner of Goff Street U-Hal.

Robert Crawford says when he walked out of the building, a man wearing a red banana over his face burst in the door and held him at gun point. The police report says he's about 5'06" - 5'08" and 140 to 150 pounds.

The other suspect, wearing a dark colored hoodie, camouflage pants, carrying a chrome gun, stayed on lookout outside. He's approximately 5'10" to 6'0" and 150 to 160 pounds.

The victims hope someone will recognized the shooter's description and the other gunman who's face was not covered up at the time.

Rivera says he's offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who leads to an arrest.


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