A CCTV from a Spend ‘n’ Save store in Walsall shows how a brave shopkeeper tackled a gun-toting robber

The masked gunman holds a gun to a female assistant and the shop manager bursts into action and wrestles the robber.

They start scuffling and the shopkeeper grabs the robber around the head and arms along with the help of the female assistant and bundled him out of the shop.

The incident happened at the store on Pleck Road in Walsall just, before 7pm on Christmas Eve.

Police have released the shocking CCTV of the incident are appealing for anyone with information and passing drivers to get in touch.

DC Gerry Maley, from Force CID, said: “As the footage shows the store’s owner and his assistant managed to overpower the assailant and wrestle him out of the shop in a matter of seconds.

“We know the struggle continued outside and believe a number of passing vehicles slowed down and perhaps even stopped to witness the scuffle – I am urging these people to get in touch.”

The raider, who is said to have fled in the direction of Wednesbury Road, has been described as 6ft 2ins tall and slim. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and a mask to conceal his identity.

DC Maley added: “Although the description is limited, it’s likely the individual is from the local area and someone will know exactly who is responsible.

If you have any information which you believe may assist the investigation please contact West Midlands Police on 101 or email g.maley@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20WS/277697W/17.


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