A HAVE-A-GO hero shop worker sent an armed raider packing after hitting him over the head with a broom.
The 53-year-old who works at The Spar, Long Lane Upton, refused to hand over any money and hit the masked robber, who was armed with a crow bar, several times with a brush.
The would-be robber then fled empty-handed.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the attempted robbery which took place at about 10.45pm on Wednesday July 1.
The offender entered the convenience store and told one of the store staff to open the till and give him the money which was when the employee fought back.
The criminal is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 8in tall, with short blond hair. He was wearing dark clothing, had his face covered by a mask and spoke with a local accent. There were two other staff members in the store at the time but none were injured.
Anyone who saw the offender enter or leave the store or in the vicinity of Long Lane at the time of the incident is asked to contact Paul Nolan at Chester police station on 01244 613134. Information can also be left anonymously on the Crimestoppers hotline, 0800 555 111.