A surveillance video was released online shows a shopkeeper bravely fending off two knife-wielding robbers at Northants News, in Northampton, U.K., with the dramatic CCTV footage showing the shop assistant, Nuthukumaram Tharmaratnam, 54, throwing plastic stand and bottles of alcohol at them as they dart out the door, empty-handed, Scottish news service  STV News reported.

The incident took place at 10:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 26 and the video footage was released by Northamptonshire Police yesterday in a bid to catch the robbers. Authorities believe that the robbery is connected to a similar incident that occurred in the same premises on Tuesday, Oct. 24 when two men entered the shop and stole money from the till along with some cigarettes. 

Northampton Chronicle and Echo had then revealed the description of the culprits. A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police had said, "The first offender is described as white, about 5ft 11in, wearing a black tracksuit with a single white stripe along each arm. The hood of the tracksuit was pulled around his face and he was carrying a red and yellow rucksack and a machete. The second offender was wearing a green and grey coat pulled over his face, grey tracksuit bottoms and was carrying a red Nike bag."

Speaking to the Sun, the shop assistant, Tharmaratnam said that he believed that the two robberies were connected. "I think it was the same people who came in a couple of days before and I thought 'I'm not letting you get away with it again.'" He added, "I just grabbed anything that was near to me, which was the newspaper stand — it did a very good job of keeping the distance then as they ran away I grabbed a bottle of wine and then threw Jack Daniels at them and they soon scarpered down the street."