Encountering a criminal while doing normal, everyday things is super scary. Most of us are too shocked to do anything except acquiesce and give the criminals what they want. However, there are some who act fast and fight them off. Like the Delhi woman who dragged a chain-snatcher off his bike and beat him up.
According to BBC News, on February 5, a 77-year-old man went to withdraw money from an ATM outside a supermarket in Cardiff, South Wales. When a robber demanded he hand over his money and bank cards, he bravely punched him and drove him away.
Attempt robbery in Colchester Avenue: Appeal for informationA 77-year-old man was using the cash machine outside Sainsbury’s at approximately 6am on Wednesday, February 5, when he was approached by an unknown white male demanding cash and his bank card.The victim 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.Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to please contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number *043939.
South Wales Police Cardiff ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 18, 2020
The cops are now searching for the robber who was “carrying a black rucksack and was wearing a high-vis vest and black hat with a white motif on the front,” reports The Indian Express. Hindustan Times quoted Detective Constable Stephen Mayne saying,
“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.”
Twitter is heaping praise on the elderly man for thwarting the robbery attempt and hoping that the criminal is put behind bars.
Good on the elderly gentleman. Great boxing stance, nice left jab & then says come on then. He has my absolute respect.
— Dave Telford (@lookoutchairguy) February 18, 2020
Fantastic what a ⭐️ give him a medal
— loo58 (@moaningminnie58) February 19, 2020
Oh bless him! Must have been terrifying for him but good on him for fighting him off! 💪💪
— Emma (@emmajayneatkins) February 18, 2020
Is anywhere safe in the UK anymore to just go about your business without the threat of being mugged, knifed, beaten up, conned, raped or even murdered? Well done to the old boy, he has more grit than most members of this very sick society.
— rm19 (@ShantastikMrFox) February 18, 2020
Hat off to this gentleman,who stood up to this evil scum,who thought he was going to have an easy target how wrong was he.lets catch this person before he strike's again
— ali bongo (@alanjames636) February 18, 2020
He's an absolute legend. Bravery.
— Dave Craig (@daicraig) February 18, 2020
There are no two ways about the fact that the victim must have been scared. But he refused to be an easy target, overcame his fear and foiled the robber’s plans. Kudos to his bravery.