Romi Mediratta confronted the robbers as they tried to hold up his shop in High Wycombe, Bucks
This is the moment a heroic shopkeeper fought off sword and gun wielding thugs after they stormed into his quiet village supermarket and demanded cash.
Four masked men entered the Londis shop and brandished the three-foot-long sword and air rifle at shopkeeper Romi Mediratta and his wife Arti, 48.
Instead of simply handing over the cash, fearless Romi, 53, went for the crook holding the air rifle.
A scuffle ensued where Romi also confronted the robber with the sword before all three men fled the shop in village of Lane End near High Wycombe, Bucks.
Mr Mediratta, a father-of-two, said: “My instant reaction was my wife, she ran towards me, and I got out of the counter area and went straight out towards them and had a bit of a scuffle with them.
“I went towards the guy with a sword and took him on. The guy with the gun didn’t shoot it, he took the back of the gun and hit me over the forehead with it.
“But this time I think they knew I wasn’t going to give in. I have had the whole village supporting me saying it is very heroic and you are my hero.”
Romi has owned Londis for 33 years and was attacked at his shop at around 8.35pm on November 28.
His brave actions meant the crooks left empty handed.
After from a minor cut he got to his head after he was hit with the rifle he was uninjured.
Since news of the attack emerged local people have visited the shop to make sure he’s OK.
The shopkeeper said he was “touched” by an influx of support from villagers since the worrying incident, and assured residents he believes it is still a safe village.
He added: “I have had lots of customers come in and say you don’t look like a tough guy.
“I wasn’t scared. I was just thinking about my wife. I didn’t think about my own safety.
“Customers have come in, customers I hardly know that have told me that what you did is right but you would have done the same thing and I just want to thank them for their support.
“Things like this make me feel this is the community I want to be with, with or without my business.
“I have been really touched by the support. It makes you feel like you are a part of something.”
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old both, both from High Wycombe, Bucks., have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.