A shop worker who was confronted with a knife-wielding robber has spoken of the moment she chased him off with a baseball bat after being cut by his knife in a scuffle.
CCTV shows how a man wearing surgical gloves and carrying a steak knife demanded money from the till at the store operated by Andrea Rose.
Rose has worked at Longlands Stores in Middlesbrough for six years but could not have been prepared for what happened while working the weekend shift.
“I thought it was just one of the locals having a laugh,” Andrea, 44, said.
“He came in and locked the door behind him. I then realised he had a long knife, it was like a shiny steak knife.”