Plucky pensioner fights off robber after cash machine confrontation
The 77-year-old squared up to the assailant during an attempted robbery outside a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Cardiff.
A plucky pensioner fought back after a robber tried to steal the money he had just withdrawn from a cash machine.
The 77-year-old squared up to the masked robber and threw several punches at him during the incident outside a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, on February 5.
South Wales Police said the victim was using the cash machine when he was approached by a white man demanding the cash and his bank card.
The pensioner bravely fought off the suspect, who made off empty-handed towards the path leading to Colchester Avenue.
Detective Constable Stephen Mayne, from South Wales Police, said: “The victim in this case showed great bravery, however he has been left shaken.
“We would encourage anyone who knows him to please come forward.”
The suspect was carrying a black ruck sack and was wearing a high-vis vest and black hat with a white motif on the front.
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