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Watch The Moment This Brave Shopkeeper Fends Off Armed Robbers With A Baseball Bat

A shopkeeper in Birmingham, England, kept his cool despite having a gun pointed at him.

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Even with a gun in his face, Birmingham shopkeeper Kam Tanda kept his cool and fended off two robbers with a baseball bat, as seen in this incredible CCTV footage released by the West Midlands police.

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The police released the footage of two men stealing a crate of beer from the convenience store in a bid to track them down.

The robbery took place on Jan. 6 in Kings Norton.


Police said Tanda "acted bravely to defend his livelihood" but did not recommend such "acts of heroism."

The investigating officer, D.C. Katie Morris, said in a statement: "This was a violent and frightening robbery by two men who had no regard for the safety of the shopkeeper or his customers.

"The shopkeeper acted bravely to defend his livelihood and in this case it paid off, but the reality is this could have ended in tragedy. We would not recommend acts of heroism when confronted by a potentially loaded gun."

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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