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Pensioner, 77, fights back after man attempts to steal his money at cash machine

CCTV shows the 77-year-old man squaring up to the masked man Credit: South Wales Police

A pensioner successfully chased off a man who tried to steal the money he had just withdrawn from a cash machine.

CCTV shows the 77-year-old squaring up to the masked suspect during the incident outside a Sainsbury's supermarket in Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, on February 5.

South Wales Police said the victim was using the cash machine when he was approached by the individual who demanded the cash and his bank card.

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The pensioner successfully fought off the suspect, who made off empty-handed towards the path leading to Colchester Avenue.

Detective Constable Stephen Mayne, from South Wales Police, said: "The victim in this case showed great bravery, however he has been left shaken.

"We would encourage anyone who knows him [the suspect] to please come forward."

The suspect was carrying a black ruck sack and was wearing a high-vis vest and black hat with a white motif on the front.