VIDEO: Gorilla-masked man tackled during robbery attempt

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Indianapolis, IN (WXIN/CNN) -- Police hope surveillance video of a dramatic scuffle between a robbery suspect wearing a gorilla mask and a man inside a cell phone store will help them catch the suspect.

Surveillance video showed the suspect trying to grab the cash drawer, but a female employee grabbed his hand. A few seconds later, she obliged and opened the drawer.

As the suspect grabbed the cash, the employee's boyfriend walked around the front counter and sneaked up behind him. A scuffle between the two ensured and the Good Samaritan was able to pull the suspect's mask and sweatshirt off of him. That's when the suspect threw the cash all over the floor and made a run for it.

"Those situations are tense. They are very uncertain. And they escalate very quickly," said IMPD Officer Christopher Wilburn.

Detectives said the gorilla mask probably limited the suspect's vision and he had no idea what was about to happen.

"You could just tell by the look of terror in his face as he ran out of the store," added Officer Wilburn.

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