West Seattle store clerk to would-be robbers: 'My gun is bigger'

By Kristen Drew Published: Nov 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM PST Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM PST

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West Seattle attempted robbery
West Seattle attempted robbery
West Seattle attempted robbery
West Seattle attempted robbery

SEATTLE -- It wasn't quite bringing a knife to a gun fight, but two would-be robbers in West Seattle found themselves quickly over matched Saturday night.

Robert Moore was ringing-up a customer around 10 p.m. at the Morning Star Mini Mart, located in the 8800 block of 9th Ave SW, when two men entered the store wearing ski masks. One of the men stayed near the entrance of the store while the other attempted robber approached the counter and pointed a gun at Moore.

"This is a robbery," Moore said the man told him.

Moore said the attempted robber's gun didn't look real.

"I looked at his gun and said 'I have a bigger one than you do,' " he said.

Moore then turned to reach for his own gun and that's when the attempted robbers took off in a white SUV with dark markings toward the rear of the driver's side and a sun roof.

Seattle Police searched the area but couldn't locate any suspects.

"It's a good place and Robert's so great to the locals and stuff like that," said customer Rich Morris. "It's just a shame when people get desperate like that."