Dramatic Video Captures Calgary Store Clerk's Fight With Armed Robbers

A Calgary store clerk's tussle with two armed robbers was caught on closed-circuit cameras. Store footage of the scuffle at Plus 1 Convenience Store in the 9900 block of Fairmount Drive S.E. shows night clerk Nisar Ahmed fighting back against the two masked intruders around 5 a.m. on Aug. 17. After the fight, Ahmed manages to get outside and barricades the store doors, trapping the robbers inside. The two eventually break free by smashing the glass but are later apprehended by the police. Arthur Gordon Bennie, 35, and Natalie Cory-Lyn Elaschuk, 24, face charges relating to the incident. Credit: YouTube/logitactic canada via Storyful
Regarded by some as the "unofficial capital" of Alberta, Calgary is the province's largest city and Canada's fifth largest central metropolitan area. Driven by the growth of the energy sector, the city has seen a boom in population and urbanization in recent years. Calgary's political landscape was shaken up by the mayoral election of Naheed Nenshi, Canada’s first Muslim mayor. The city is synonymous with rodeos, cowboys, and theme rides thanks to the annual Calgary Stampede. It's also home to the Calgary Flames NHL team and the CFL's Calgary Stampeders.