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Captain America, Kind Of, Robbed A Store At Gunpoint

You know what they say -- you either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Or in this case, shop employees were both confused and afraid when an apparent hero allegedly became the villain.

A man dressed in a superhero get-up allegedly held up a store on the NSW south coast on Thursday.

Shortly after 7:30 pm the man -- dressed in what appears to be a Captain America onesie and with his face covered -- attended a commercial premises in Batehaven where he produced a firearm before demanding cash from two male employees.

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"The alleged offender then demanded the two employees leave the store, before taking an amount of cash and fleeing on foot along Corrigan Crescent," NSW Police said in a statement.

The assailant is described as 155-180cm tall and, most notably, wearing a Captain America costume at the time of the offence.

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