Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a fearless shop owner fights off two gun-toting robbers as they try to steal his till.
The pint-sized Chinese bazaar owner drove off one crook and disarmed and captured the second in an astonishing show of courage in Spanish tourist hotspot Malaga.
In CCTV security footage of the struggle, recorded on 6th June, the owner is seen grappling with the first burly crook.
After tearing off his biker crash helmet and balaclava, he wrestles with the hapless thief as he tries to flee the store.
He only gets away by slipping out of his shirt and leaving it behind in the shopkeeper’s hands.
Then as the second robber tries to flee with the till, the shop owner – named only as Yiham – ignores his handgun and throws himself at the crook.
The footage ends with several helpers arriving on the scene to help detain the armed man.
The gunman’s shirtless pal was later caught by police hiding in a nearby building.
The pair, aged 39 and 31, is reportedly well known to local police.
Meanwhile, Yiham was able to open his Chinese bazaar the following day despite suffering several blows to the head.
The investigation continues.