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Video: Knife-wielding robber threatens staff before running off after he is hit with water by worker

A shop assistant who prevented an armed robbery by throwing water over a would-be thief has been praised for her bravery.

Joan Wright was one of two shop workers who were confronted by a masked man holding a knife in the shop in Ballymena, County Antrim, on Tuesday.

CCTV footage of the incident shows Ms Wright throwing a jug of water at him after he demanded money from staff at Moorhead's Spar shop on Larne Road.

The soaked intruder left empty-handed.

Credit: North East News

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