Would-be robber flees empty-handed after shopkeeper at Rolfes stores in Folkestone fights back with plank
A brave shop owner fought off a knife-wielding robber with a plank of wood.
He lashed out at the raider at Rolfes Stores in Warren Road, Folkestone.
The bandit demanded money, threatening the 34-year-old with a black-handled knife, but fled empty-handed.
Police officer at scene of crime with tape. Picture: Kent Police
The attempted robbery took place at 7.50pm on Tuesday, August 20.
Police cannot say whether the attacker was a man or woman as their face was covered by a hood. Even the voice was indistinguishable.
They are now trying to trace someone wearing a hooded Parka-style long jacket and baggy, white and black striped jumper.
The jumper sleeves were pulled up, covering the hands like gloves.
Anyone with information should contact PC Nichola Shepherd at Kent Police on 01303 289172 quoting reference number ZY/24272/13.
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