An armed robber’s try and rob a nook store was thwarted when an 11-year-old girl and her dad pelted him with bread and bottles of squash.
CCTV reveals the knife-wielding man bursting into the store in Worthing, Sussex, slicing at the air as he advances in direction of the until.
He seems to recoil as he is hit by the gadgets, then leaves empty-handed.
Police mentioned the half-baked bandit bottled it when clients threw “squash and a loaf of bread” at him.
‘Fleeing in panic’
The Sussex power praised the “bravery” of the girl and mentioned officers have been following a breadcrumb path of clues in a bid to hint the suspect.
No-one was damage in the course of the botched raid at Express Supermarket in Newlands Road at about 22:00 BST on Monday.
Det Con Noel Simmonds admitted it was “tempting to just view the spectacle of an armed robber fleeing in panic from a young girl”, however raised issues that the suspect might strike once more if not stopped.
“Next time someone could be seriously hurt,” he mentioned.