A would-be robber who threatened convenience store staff with a knife fled empty-handed after
the manager began hurling cans of beer at him. The masked man went into the Nisa Store in Kelvedon Hatch, near Brentwood, Essex, at 17:15 BST on Sunday. The man ordered a female member of staff, who was dealing with a customer at the time, to open the till. The robber left after manager Aman Singh Mann began throwing cans of lager at him. Mr Mann, 29, said: "I was having my break in the stock room and then I just heard a noise and someone ask the staff member to open the till for them.
"At first I thought it was a customer because our customers do have a laugh with us."
But when he looked up at the CCTV screen in the store room, he realised a robbery was under way. "When I saw the knife in his hand I just started throwing Carling beer at him," said Mr Mann.
"The first one hit him and he started to come towards me and I threw another one."
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