Brave shopkeeper fights off thug who threatened him at knifepoint

A brave shopkeeper fought off a thug who threatened him at knifepoint during a robbery.

Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:07 pm
Police tape.

A man burst into Westwick Newsagents on Westwick Crescent and threatened the shopkeeper with a knife and demanded cash on Friday evening at around 6.50pm.

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There was a struggle and the man was chased from the shop and detained by members of the public until police arrived at the scene.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Thanks to their efforts and remarkable bravery a male is charged and remanded in custody and is appearing in court this morning.”