Monday 26 September 2016

Watch: Woman holding baby fights off gun-wielding robber in dramatic CCTV footage

Published 19/04/2016 | 09:49

Video has emerged of a woman fighting off an armed robber having held a baby in her arms moments before the altercation.

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The owner of the Normandy bar, Nathalie Leclerc-Pelan, can be seen carrying a newborn child in her arms as the robber enters.  

Despite the man wielding a handgun and pointing it directly at her, Mrs Leclerc-Pelan calmly walks in front of him to hand the baby back to its parents.

She then returns to confront the robber, pushing his gun away, taking the bag in which he hoped to steal the money and then hitting him over the head with it.

A man who was sitting at the bar then proceeds to use his bar stool as a weapon against the assailant, while other projectiles can be seen being flung across the room.

Eventually the robber is forced out the door he first entered empty-handed.

The Local reported that as she fended off the would-be thief, Mrs Leclerc-Pelan shouted “You’re not in a bank here, it’s stupid.”

It was also reported that two shots were fired during the altercation but the bullets were blank, leaving no one hurt.

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