A Brockton store owner fought off a man who she says attempted to rob the shop on Wednesday.

Surveillance video shows a man with a knife lunging at store owner Maria Alves after the man grabbed a soda, a bag of chips and asked for cigarettes

When the man came to the counter to pay, Alves says he pulled the knife. 

"I hit him [with a club]" she said. "The only thing that came to my mind wass to protect myself." 

Nobody was injured. The suspect remains at large. 

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