MANASSAS, Virginia ( KTLA) -- Police in Virginia are searching for a man who held up a convenience store with an unusual weapon -- a very large stick.

Surveillance video shows the suspect bursting into the store in Manassas just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and threatening the clerk with the giant stick.

The clerk grabbed a hammer, sparking a 2-minute standoff of sorts.

The suspect eventually won the fight and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The clerk was knocked down and struck several times in the face.

His injuries were said to be minor.