70-Year-Old Connecticut Man Battles Armed Robber

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Richard Riley says he heard a gunshot while walking outside a local liquor store. So, he rushed in to help his friend -- the cashier.

A surveillance camera captured the scuffle between the suspect and Riley ... as he tried to wrestle the gun from his hand. That gave the storekeeper enough time to grab a baseball bat.

Richard Riley said, "I hope he gets what he deserves ... I think the baseball bat did something to him, but he deserves a little more time."

No one was seriously hurt in the confrontation.

A probation officer who saw the video identified the suspect ... who's now being held on $200-thousand dollars bond.

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