Shop­keeper fights off knife thug thief

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By REX ROW­LANDS

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.

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