Hero’ sister saves brother by snatching gun from armed robber and hitting him with it

A shop keeper’s sister heroically rushed to his aid and helped him fight off two armed robbers.

Dramatic footage shows the moment two figures entered the Goddard Convenience Store in Hull on Tuesday, March 30.

With one armed with a shotgun and another with a large knife, they head behind the counter and threaten Thaya Karan, Hull Daily Mail reported.

Despite having the gun aimed at his head at point blank range and being struck three times with its butt, the shop keeper remains very calm.

The footage then shows Thaya and his sister Vijitha Jeyathevan chase after the teenagers.

She bravely locks the door, trapping the gun-brandishing robber inside and keeping out the knife-wielding accomplice.

The CCTV then shows Vijitha brandishing the gun which she then uses to hit the intruder.

The siblings managed to subdue the robber and waited for the police to arrive ten minutes later.

CCTV then shows three police officers enter the store and arrest the teenager.

The footage was released to BBC Look North.

Thaya said: “The one with a gun put it to my head and told me to open the till but I refused. He then hit me with the gun three times and I was bleeding.

“When we got him he asked if he was arrested and then said please don’t hit me I am going to die so I stopped. My sister is a hero and she saved me.”

Humberside Police confirmed two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Tuesday, one at the scene and a second who handed himself in a short time later.

The pair have been interviewed and have been released on conditional police bail while they continue with their inquiries.

Vijitha has previously spoken of how she was also worried for the safety of her young daughter who was downstairs in the shop.

She said: “I heard shouts of help from my brother, who had been on the shop floor and threatened with a gun and forced to hand cigarettes to one of the attackers.

“I came from upstairs with some metal bar in defence and saw my brother stood there with his head bleeding and his hands up in the air with a gun pointed at his head, and I thought at first that he had been shot already because of all the blood.

“Then out of nowhere another man came at me with a knife and tried to stab me in the stomach and then the chest.

“I felt so scared for myself and for my brother and my young daughter and a baby downstairs and really thought we might die.

“I finally managed to get the knife off one of the men and he ran out, so I locked the door and then we all started grappling for the gun and managed to get that off the man that was still inside and called for the police.

“It was absolutely terrifying – it lasted for around 10 minutes in all but it felt like hours and the man with the gun had me by the neck at one point before we managed to get the gun off him.”

Detective Sergeant Adrian Dalby, who is leading the investigation, said: “Over the last few days those living in the area will have seen an increased number of officers who have been carrying out inquiries.

“Our neighbourhood police teams will continue to support local residents and talk to them about any concerns.”

“Two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Tuesday, one at the scene and a second who handed himself in a short time later. They have been interviewed and have been released on conditional police bail whilst we continue with our enquiries.”