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  • 28 January 2014, 3:46

Shopkeeper Fights Off Gunman In Robbery

Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of a shopkeeper fighting off a masked gunman during in a robbery at an off-licence.

Police say two men stormed a Bargain Booze store in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, and threatened staff.

Footage shows the shopkeeper being struck on the head by a man apparently armed with a handgun, as another raids the cash register.

The victim is seen defending himself by throwing items from the counter at one of the attackers. Both robbers flee the scene in the direction of Ramsbottom town centre.

Police said one of the men is believed to be aged in his 20s, around 6ft tall, with a slim build.

He was wearing a white "V for Vendetta" mask, a black tracksuit and light blue jeans.

The other man has been described as slim, and dressed in a dark grey Adidas hooded top and black trainers.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8181 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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