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Young cashier held at gunpoint in failed SA grocery store robbery



A young grocery store clerk has been held up at gunpoint by a masked man in South Australia.

20-year-old Amber Rawlings was working behind the counter at a Novar Gardens IGA, in Adelaide's south-west, at 7:45pm yesterday when a masked man walked into the store with a gun.

The gun was pointed at Rawlings and her manager, Jim, while he demanded cash.

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"I was just standing there frozen, I didn't know what to do. It didn't feel real," she told 9News.

"(He was saying) 'Money. Money in the bag.' Demanding money, that was pretty much all he said."

A customer was also in the store at the time.

Jim told the masked criminal that the store did not have any cash in the register before he and the customer chased him out of the store.

No one was physically injured in the incident.

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Amber's mother, Rosina, said if it wasn't for the manager and customer chasing the man out, things could have been much worse.

"(I) couldn't believe it had happened to her," she said.

"She always has been very brave. She'd been through cancer treatment when she was three, she's very resilient."

Rawlings will return back to work after a few days off. 

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