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(PALM BAY, Fla.) — An armed robber doused a convenience store clerk with lighter fluid and threatened to set him ablaze if he did not surrender money from the cash register in surveillance video released by police in Palm Bay, Florida.

The incident happened early Wednesday morning at a Kangaroo Express convenience store, authorities said.

The robber walked into the store with his face covered and began dousing the clerk with lighter fluid, according to police. He held a lighter and threatened to set the clerk on fire.

The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the robber, who then ran off, police said.

The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

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