WHAT A HERO!
Shopkeeper fights off knife thug thief
A BRAVE shopkeeper has been captured on camera fearlessly fighting off a knife-wielding robber.
Police released the film of the moment the armed thug burst into the newsagents – thrusting the blade to demand money.
The callous knifeman held his blade to shopkeeper Nagendram Thiyakeswaren’s throat as his terrified wife watched on in horror.
But the crook wasn’t expecting the shopkeeper to fight back – wrestling the weapon from him and chasing him from the store.
Brave Nagendram, 36, said:
“He came straight in with the knife and just said one word – ‘money’.
“When I didn’t give him money he leaned over the counter and moved even closer, he just kept saying ‘Money, money’.
“Then he started pushing the knife towards my face.
“But I just moved to the side and grabbed his arm and pushed it down on the table.”
The would-be robber then fled from the small family store in Mountain Ash, South Wales.
Police are appealing information.