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Moment brave pensioner, 77, fights off mugger outside cashpoint

This is the moment a 77-year-old man fights off a mugger at a cash machine, throwing a flurry of punches and forcing him to flee empty handed.

CCTV shows the pensioner parking in a seemingly empty Sainsbury’s car park on February 5, and getting out of the car to withdraw some cash.

As he begins to walk away from the cash machine, the mugger, who is shown wearing a high-vis vest jacket, grabs him and shove him against a bin.

But in a surprising turn, the pensioner fights back – shoving the man away, before quickly throwing up his fists in a fighting stance, punching the man in his neck and gut.

As the two men pivot quickly around, the pensioner is left facing the CCTV camera outside the Sainsburys store in Cardiff and can be seen shouting, ‘Come on, then’.

After he fights him off, the suspect runs off empty-handed towards the path leading to Colchester Avenue.

South Wales Police said the victim was using the cash machine when he was approached by the individual who demanded the cash and his bank card.

Detective Constable Stephen Mayne, from South Wales Police, said: ‘The victim in this case showed great bravery, however he has been left shaken.

‘We would encourage anyone who knows him [the suspect] to please come forward.’

The suspect was carrying a black ruck sack and was wearing a high-vis vest and black hat with a white motif on the front.