CCTV captures the moment this brave pensioner, 77, fought off attempted mugger at cash machine

Monday, 24th February 2020, 12:03 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 12:12 pm

This is the astonishing moment a mugger at a cash machine met his match - in the form of a 77-year-old who put his fists up for a fight.

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The CCTV footage shows the pensioner parking in a seemingly empty Sainsbury's car park on February 5, and getting out to withdraw some cash.

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As the elderly victim walks away from the cash point he is intercepted by the attempted mugger, wearing a high-vis jacket, who grabs him and shoves him against a bin.

But the pensioner fought back - shoving the man away before quickly throwing up his fists in a fighting stance, and even throwing some punches at the man's neck and gut.

As the two men pivot quickly around, the pensioner is left facing the CCTV camera outside the Sainsbury's store in Cardiff - and can be seen shouting, "Come on, then".

The pensioner successfully fought off the suspect, who made off empty-handed towards the path leading to Colchester Avenue.

South Wales Police said the victim was using the cash machine when he was approached by the individual who demanded the cash and his bank card.

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 [the suspect] to please come forward."

The suspect was carrying a black rucksack and was wearing a high-vis vest and black hat with a white motif on the front.