A GIRL of 11 forced a knife-wielding robber to flee her dad’s shop by hurling a loaf at his head.
CCTV footage shows the masked crook brandishing an 8in kitchen knife as he tries to grab cash from the till.
But the dad and daughter threw the bread and two bottles of squash at him, and he ran out empty-handed.
Police hailed the courage of the pair during the attack at Express Supermarket in Worthing, West Sussex, at 10pm on Monday.
Detective Con Noel Simmonds said: “I cannot praise enough the bravery of the father and daughter who intervened.
“There are considerable risks any time a knife is used or brandished.”
But he also warned: “While it is tempting to just view the spectacle of an armed robber fleeing in panic from a young girl, if the suspect is not caught he may try again.
“Next time, someone could be seriously hurt.” The suspect is described as white, slim and around 5ft 8in.
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He was wearing white gloves, a green Nike hoodie, black baseball cap, blue jeans and green Adidas POD trainers.
Detective Con Simmonds said: “We need to identify the suspect as quickly as possible so we are asking people to view the CCTV footage and stills and to please get in touch with us.
If you have any information ring Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1520 of 16//09.
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