FREEPORT, Texas -

A store clerk was bitten during a robbery.

Freeport police said the robber attacked Mohammed Meah, a clerk at the Shamrock Mini Mart on West 2nd Street, before robbing the store about 6 p.m. Saturday.

"He just all of a sudden … get to the register and choked me," Meah said.

Meah said the robber bit his face.

"He tried to kill me," Meah said.

Surveillance cameras were rolling during the attack.

Video showed the man walked into the store and pretended to be a customer. He was seen making a fake stop at the ATM.

Police said the thief made a mad dash around the counter, grabbed Meah from behind and started choking him.

Meah said the robbed roughed him up, dragged him across the floor and bit his face.

"Then I finally fell down and he said, 'OK, open the register,'" Meah said.

The robber got away with about $700 in cash, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 800-460-2222.