A hero woman was able to stop a balaclava-clad robber who stormed a shop in London demanding cash. Watch the drama unfold in the CCTV footage below:
As the woman was waiting at the till to buy something, the hooded thug storms into the shop waving a wooden object around as a weapon.
While most of us would be absolutely frightened to death, without hesitation, the lady tries to pull back the would-be-robber before telling him to leave.
The crook lashed out at the cashier after getting into a scrap with the customer.
The woman even attempted to grab the weapon from the thug before getting pushed onto the floor.
He then opted to flee the scene empty-handed in Newham, east London.
Jaymin Rana, who owns the shop, said that his mother was working behind the counter at around 2pm when a man came in and threatened her.
Rana said his mother did not think anything of the masked man at first because of Covid.
“It’s only when he said, ‘Put the [expletive] money in the bag,’ then they knew it was serious,” Rana said.
“The customer on the other side told him to get out and pushed him. Meanwhile, my mum pushed the panic alarm.”
Rana claimed that the customer stopped the robber from taking anything, but she was injured in the process.
“She did get hurt on her back and leg when she was chucked to the ground,” Rana said.
A Met Police spokesperson told the Daily Mail: "Police were called at approximately 14.10hrs on Thursday, 20 January to reports of an attempted robbery at a shop in Browning Road, E12.
"A man entered the shop in possession of what was described as a stick and demanded cash.
"He was challenged by a customer and a shop worker before leaving.
"Nothing was taken; no reports of any injuries.
"Enquiries into the circumstances continue; no arrests."
Footage of the incident has since gone viral on social media and people are applauding the woman's brave efforts.
One user wrote: "She really looked at him and said ‘not today’."
Another added: "What an absolute hero."
A third commented: "Fear = none."
Another simply wrote: "Omg that's crazy."
A fifth said: "Good for her!!!! If you want something done…..(do it yourself)."
Featured Image Credit: Jaymin Rana via Storyful
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