Magazine article The New American

Clerk Thwarts Robbery

Magazine article The New American

Clerk Thwarts Robbery

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At around 9 p.m. on August 25, two masked men entered the Cap 'n' Cork liquor store in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, and announced a robbery. One was armed with a rifle. Store clerk Matthew Novak was working that night, and he, too, was armed. According to a co-worker, Novak (who has a valid firearms permit) carries a gun because he rides a bicycle to and from work.

When the armed thug fired a warning shot into the air, Novak drew his own weapon and fired several shots, one of which struck the man in the chest. Later identified as Cecil Eugene Wilson, he died a few hours later at an area hospital. His accomplice fled and, as of September 10, remained at large. Novak, the other employees, and the customers in the store during the robbery attempt were not harmed. An employee who declined to be identified told the August 29 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that he credits Novak with saving their lives. …

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