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CCTV catches shopkeeper fighting back with a mop!

A shopkeeper has been spotted on CCTV fending off a masked robber – with a mop!

The store owner fought off the intruder when he tried to get into the shop in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

The shopkeeper, Dinesh Gorania, had to beat the intruder more than once as he and two other accomplices then came back to attempt to get in. One of the robbers was even armed with a two foot machete.

Despite three of them attempting the break-in, Mr Dinesh managed to knock one of them to the floor with the mop before blocking a metal bar that was thrown at him.

The robbers then smashed the windows of the cars owned by the Dinesh family before speeding away in a getaway vehicle.

The incident happened at around 10pm on Friday 20th January and anyone that saw or heard anything has been urged to report it to the police.

Mr Dinesh said: “I wasn’t scared -I just wanted to defend my shop – but I could see that he was a scary person, he was dressed like something from a horror movie.”

Mr Dinesh’s 21-year-old son who also witnessed the attempted break-in said: “They were hitting the door, smashing the door in and dad was hitting them back with a mop. Dad did good, he did well.”

Northamptonshire Police have announced that they will be investigating the incident and have called for witnesses to come forward.

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