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SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police are searching for a man who likely would have robbed a convenience store if the clerk hadn't argued and fought back.

Police say a man walked into the 7-Eleven store at 114 W. 1300 South around 10:30 Wednesday night, demanded money and threatened to shoot the clerk. But the clerk started arguing with the man and fought back when he tried to take the clerk's cell phone.

Lt. Craig Gleason of the Salt Lake City Police Department explained, "Apparently that was about as much time as our robber thought he could spend because they were still in the midst of that when he just left."

Police brought in dogs to look for the suspect but didn't find him.

They say he never showed a weapon. Police did not provide a detailed description of the suspect.

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