Video: Robber Tries to Steal Cash Register, Workers Fight Him Off

January 30, 2018 Last Updated: January 30, 2018

A robber in Washington, D.C. was in for a rude awakening when he tried to steal an entire cash register.

Police are now looking to identify the suspect, Fox 5 reported.

In the clip, the man is seen lunging at the register while the drawer filled with cash is open. Several women who were behind the counter were able to fend him off.

“We were trying basically to protect each other,” said Key Aimes, one of the four women working there at the time, WUSA-9 reported.

“At the moment, it was like adrenaline. We were … doing our jobs,” said worker Justine Choe in the report.

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

If you have any information which can help in locating the suspect please call Metropolitan Police at (202) 727-9099 or Text to 50411.